SECONDARY league tables ranking schools on the progress made by its pupils have been published today.

Schools in the Dorset County Council area are ranked as below average and free school Parkfield has the lowest results of any academy across the whole county.

Schools are judged by Progress 8, which monitors the progress made in eight subjects between the end of primary school and GCSEs.

The subjects include English and maths, as well as other English Baccalaureate subjects such as science.

Schools will be exempt from routine Ofsted inspections for a year if they have scored +1.0 or more, indicating pupils have made an average one grade more progress than the national average.

Those with a score of -0.5 or lower will be under the floor standard and will be subject to close monitoring.

In Poole the schools were rated as above average overall, Bournemouth schools were rated as average and those in the Dorset County Council area below average.

Glenmoor Academy topped the table in Bournemouth with a score of 0.85, followed by Winton Academy, Bournemouth School for Girls and Bournemouth School.

In Poole, Parkstone Grammar was at the top with 0.64, followed by Carter Community School, Poole Grammar and Magna Academy.

Among the top performing Dorset schools were The Purbeck School, Ferndown Upper, Lytchett Minster and Twynham.

Schools failing to meet the government's floor standard in the area include Oak Academy and Harewood College in Bournemouth and Parkfield School in Dorset.

Stuart Ingram, Principal at the Glenmoor & Winton Academies, said: "Overall, these are a fantastic set of results and I am particularly delighted for our girls at Glenmoor Academy who have achieved their best ever GCSE results.  Students and staff at both schools have worked incredibly hard all year and these results are a fitting reward.

"The Academies have been recognised by the South West Regional Schools Commissioner as achieving outstanding GCSE results and this is further recognition of everyone's hard work and dedication across the Academies."

Sam Davidson, Principal of Carter Community School, where the Progress 8 score is now above national average at +0.44, said: "These results demonstrate the significant improvements we have made over the past few years and are evidence of the strong education that our students now receive at Carter.

"We have a very positive future as a school and it’s pleasing to see the progress already underway reflected in these outcomes.”

Progress 8 scores:


Glenmoor Academy +0.85

Winton Academy +0.65

Bournemouth School for Girls +0.57

Bournemouth School +0.3

St Peter's +0.25

Bishop of Winchester +0.18

Avonbourne College +0.11

The Bourne Academy -0.24

LeAF Studio - 0.29

Oak Academy -0.6

Harewood College - 0.96


Parkstone Grammar +0.64

Carter Community School +0.44

Poole Grammar School +0.43

Magna Academy +0.4

Poole High +0.23

St Aldhelm's Academy +0.22

St Edward's +0.15

Corfe Hills -0.15


The Purbeck School +0.32

Ferndown Upper +0.26

Lytchett Minster +0.2

The Gryphon School +0.17

Twynham School +0.17

Shaftesbury School +0.16

The Swanage School -0.19

Queen Elizabeth's - 0.23

Gillingham School -0.28

Highcliffe School -0.28

Sturminster Newton High School -0.33

The Blandford School -0.37

The Grange School -0.48

Parkfield -1.36


Priestlands +0.28

Ringwood School +0.05

Burgate -0.14