THE latest school performance rankings have been released for Stroud district and show further impressive results.

Figures released today by the Department for Education (DfE) show how each school has performed over the last academic year.

Within the assessment topics, there are three key figures.

These are Attainment 8, Progress 8 and the percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C/9-4 or equivalents including 9-4 in both English and maths GCSEs.

Attainment 8 ranks pupils by how well they performed in up to eight topics, with a score out of 80.

Progress 8 scores the difference in a pupil’s grade between the end of Key Stage 2 (aged 11) and the end of Key Stage 4 (aged 16) This is compared to pupils across England who achieved similar results in up to eight subjects at the end of Key Stage 2 and is graded between -1 and one.

By doing this, schools can be ranked by how much pupils have progressed – not just based on their actual grades.

Within Stroud district there is a close fought competition between Marling and Stroud High for the top performance figures overall.

At Marling 99 per cent of pupils achieved 5+ A*-C grades – or equivalent – along with 9-4 in English and Maths, with Stroud High close behind on 98 per cent.

Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School sits in third place in this category with 73 per cent, followed by Thomas Keble (68), Severn Vale (63) and Rednock (57).

Within the Attainment 8 category Stroud High claims the top prize with a score 74.8, followed by Marling on 68.1 and KLB on 50.2.

And finally, rated by Progress 8, Stroud High is rated highest with 0.92, with Marling second on 0.41 and Severn Vale on 0.05.

The Progress 8 figures – to make it a little clearer – are placed into bands of well above average, above average, average, below average and well below average.

Stroud High was ranked well above average, while Marling was rated above average and Severn Vale average.

The full table of figures is below, scores listed by Attainment 8, Progress 8, and the percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C/9-4 or equivalents including 9-4 in both English and maths GCSEs.

Archway – 42.7, -0.48 below average, 59%

Katharine Lady Berkeley’s – 50.2 average, -0.15, 73%

Maidenhill – 39.5, -0.36 below average, 46%

Marling – 68.1, 0.41 above average, 99%

Rednock – 45.5, -0.05 average, 57%

Severn Vale – 45.9, 0.05 average, 63%

Sir William Romney’s – 44.4, 0.02 average, 62%

Stroud High – 74.8, 0.92 well above average, 98%

Thomas Keble – 46.7, -0.01 average, 68%