Ellis Guilford School, Basford

Seven Nottingham secondary schools have scored ‘well below average’ in tests checking the progress that pupils make between the ages of 11 and 16.

The assessment called the progress 8 score is a way of measuring the progress children make between the end of primary school and the end of secondary school.

The score is designed to encourage good quality teaching across a broad curriculum. Progress 8 and pupils attainment 8 are based on pupils performance in eight qualifications.

Only 13 per cent of secondary schools in England scored ‘well below average’ in the assessment.

Nottingham’s average score for state funded schools -0.27 ranking it at 135th out of all local authorities.

These seven schools were well below average: 

Farnborough Academy, Clifton

Park Vale Academy, Top Valley

The Bulwell Academy, Bulwell

Ellis Guilford School, Basford

Woodlands Academy, Beechdale Road

Westbury Academy, Chingford Road

Nethergate Academy, Clifton

David Powell headteacher at Ellis Guilford School. said: “We are determined to bring about rapid improvements so that the school becomes one the community can be proud of.”

However some Nottingham achieved above average: Nottingham Girls’ Academy, Djangoly City Academy and Fernwood School. Bluecoat Wollaton Academy achieved well above average which only 17% of schools in England achieved.

David Turngate principal of Nottingham Girls’ Academy said: “We have high expectations and aspirations for the girls who attend and a result like this is the culmination of five years of dedication by everyone.”

He continued: “Our P8 of 0.48 represents the Academy’s best result to -date and a reflection of the incredibly hard work put into learning by both our pupils and teachers.”

“Most importantly, it means we have helped more pupils than ever to make incredible progress and move on to the next phase of life with confidence and ambition. ”