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School Data

This page provides access to information on how County Upper School is doing. It looks at academic performance and other areas of accountability. Our school’s results, on all the main indicators, consistently stay significantly above those obtained nationally and in Suffolk. The Department for Education confirms year-on-year that there is no similar school within at least seventy-five miles of us which performs as well as we do and Ofsted refers to us as Suffolk’s best performing school. We are particularly proud that students of all abilities do so well and outperform their local and national counterparts at all levels.

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School Performance Data

Whilst you can explore our performance data in details using the links on this page, there are a few key indicators that help place our school in the local and national picture.

With 70% of our students achieving at least 5 good GCSEs (5 A*-C inc. English and maths), County Upper was at the top of the Suffolk league table for state schools in 2014. That means we have been in the top three of the Suffolk league tables for each of the last four years, and were the top West Suffolk school in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The value added measure is also a useful way to measure a school's performance. In 2014, County Upper's Best 8 value added score was 1,026. That means, on average, our pupils achieved a grade higher than predicted (by their Key Stage 2 results at age 11) in four of their eight best GCSEs.

Because the way in which the national league tables are calculated is changing rapidly, it is not possible to directly compare the 5 good GCSEs measure in 2014 with previous years. But, the following graph shows how our pupils perform relative to the national average over time.