Posted on November 6th 2019
HABS Second in UK, According to New Index
Harris Academy Battersea is the top five schools in the UK, according to the Fair Secondary School Index – a new way of measuring students’ progress which aims to take their backgrounds into account.
The index, based on research carried out at Bristol University, looks at pupils' age, gender, ethnicity, English as an additional language, special educational needs, free school meals status and residential deprivation, as well their Progress 8 score.
Progress 8, which is currently the main measure used by the government, measures students’ progress between the end of primary school and the end of Year 11, when they sit their GCSEs.
The authors of the new index argue that more details about pupils' backgrounds should be taken into account when compiling data for secondary school league tables in England.
We are proud to have been placed second in the Fair Secondary School Index, alongside our most recent Progress 8 score, which is provisionally calculated to be +0.9. This means students at Harris Battersea do almost one grade better than students at schools with similar intakes.
The top 20 schools in the UK, according to the Fair Secondary School Index.