Progress 8 is a measure of how much better our students have done at GCSE in comparison to students nationally with the same KS2 scores. This makes it a fair measure of progress. In 2015, The Farnley Academy took part in a national trial and we achieved the highest ranking P8 score in Leeds, as well as becoming one of the top schools in the country for progress. Indeed, we were described as performing “well above average”.
In 2016, TFA achieved a P8 score of +0.56, making it the top performing schools in Leeds. On average our students were achieving over half a grade better than students in schools nationally in their GCSE exams. This was an improvement on a P8 score of +0.3 in 2015. TFA is now ranked in the Top 200 P8 Schools in the country.
The following table shows how well we have worked with some specific cohorts of students: