Performance and results

School performance data is statistical information showing how well pupils in England have done in public examinations taken at key points in their educational journey.

At secondary school level, data is published detailing pupils’ performance in GCSEs (and equivalent exams) at age 16.

Performance data can be difficult to interpret and as such if you require any further explanation or information please contact Mrs L Rainey, Assistant Headteacher, Raising Standards


You can view Sale High School’s Data Dashboard by visiting the Ofsted website

Ofsted Report 2019

For previous reports please visit the main Ofsted website

Performance and Results

2023 GCSE Performance

   Progress 8 score-0.06-0.180.01
Attainment 8 score47.447.550.24
% of pupils achieving a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and maths70.3%67%69.7%
% of pupils achieving a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and maths36.4%42%51%
% of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)59%46%
EBacc average point score (APS)4.064.544.51

Understanding how results are measured

Progress 8

Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with the same prior attainment. It is now considered the main measure in performance tables.

Attainment 8

Attainment 8 measures the achievement of a pupil across 8 qualifications including mathematics and English, 3 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

English Baccalaureate ( EBacc )

The EBacc APS calculates a pupil’s average point scores across the 5 pillars of the English Baccalaureate, allocating points to a pupil’s best grades and dividing by 6 (the science grades count in 2 pillars, meaning a total of 6 pillars) to create an average point score per pupil. This measure is an average across the subjects (i.e. we divide the total by 6)

This measure is based on the better result of either English language or English literature when both subjects are taken, maths, the best 2 results from the single sciences (3 out of 4 must be taken), or results from the combined science, the better result from either geography or history and the best result in languages.

For more information about how the EBacc average point score is calculated view the detailed guide to EBacc APS

SHS Performance Tables

Pupil Premium

All students should deserve to be successful and we use our Pupil Premium funding to ensure that extra support is available to students who require it.

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