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Understanding the tables.

Statements: A statement describes a pupil's special needs and specifies the extra help they need. Some special needs pupils don't have statements.

% of pupils achieving level five or above in Key Stage 3 in English, maths and science: Per cent of pupils reaching level five or above in English, maths and science. Level five is the expected level of attainment in the Key Stage 3 tests

Aggregate points score: This is the percentage getting level five or above in English, maths and science added together.

Value added: Shows how much progress pupils make while at their school.

The Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 measure: Shows how much progress they make between taking tests at 11 in the last year of primary school and at 14. 100 is average progress, below 100 is below average progress and above 100 is good progress.

The Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 contextual value added measure: Shows progress between taking tests at 11 in the last year of primary school and taking GCSE exams at 16. 1000 is about average progress with less than that below average and more than that above average.
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