Key Performance Indicators for 2019
(Validated performance indicators for 2019 should be released over the next few months)


% achieving a strong pass in English and Mathematics
(national avg. is 43.0%)


Progress 8
(national avg. is -0.03)


Attainment 8
(national avg. is 46.5)


In 2019 The Morley Academy has continued its tradition for securing outstanding outcomes through exceptional teaching and learning. GCSE results were amongst the best in the Leeds authority and in the top 5% of schools nationally with exceptional performance in virtually all areas. Our young people have flourished at all prior attainment levels and we are exceptionally proud of their achievements. Of note is the success of our students within a traditional academic curriculum.

% Achieving Strong Pass (Grade 5 and above) in English and Mathematics

The Morley Academy has had a well-developed reputation for academic excellence for more than 10 years, and has undergone a profound transformation, to become one of the top performing schools consistently in Leeds and nationally. It is clear to see how impressively Year 11 students at The Morley Academy have performed in comparison to their peers nationally and locally. Outcomes in both English and mathematics place the school within the top 5% of schools nationally and significantly above national average.


National (43.0%)
Leeds (41.2%)
The Morley Academy (58.5%)

Attainment 8

Attainment 8 (A8) is the score students achieve when their GCSE results are combined. This value is compared to their KS2 “starting point”, allowing us to measure their progress with us. Since the introduction of Progress 8 and Attainment 8, the academy has continued to outperform schools both locally and nationally. In 2018 the academy secured an average Attainment 8 score of 53.9 in comparison to 46.5 nationally and in 2019 an average attainment score of 54.0 in comparison to 46.5 nationally. These exceptional results are equally supported by the science and humanities subjects, in which 80% of students secured grade 4+, placing outcomes for humanities and science within the top 20% of schools nationally in 2019.

The Attainment 8 score for mathematics, EBacc and the Open subjects was in the highest 20% of all schools nationally in 2019, as well as in 2018.


Progress 8 (P8) is a measure of how much better our students have performed at GCSE in comparison to students nationally with the same KS2 scores. This makes it a fair measure of progress. In 2019, the academy achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.72, making it the top performing schools in Leeds and well above the national average.

We pride ourselves in delivering a highly effective, broad and balanced curriculum which is challenging, engaging and personalised to meet the needs of every young person attending our provision. Thus, students make exceptional rates of progress across all subject areas. This is clear within our progress scores for 2019, which demonstrate how students at The Morley Academy are making greater progress in comparison to students nationally. As a result of our high standards, expectations, care and academic rigour, students from the disadvantaged backgrounds make strong progress. In 2019 disadvantaged students achieved, on average, two-thirds of a grade higher in each of their GCSE subjects than non-disadvantaged students of the same starting point nationally.

Progress of students at The Morley Academy, across all elements is stronger than students nationally. Within the EBacc basket, the value added by the science and humanities subjects was significantly above national average and in the highest 20% of schools nationally in 2019, as well as 2018 and 2017. This is crucial for the continued success of our students in further study and in the workplace.

Element The Morley Academy National Comparison
English +0.43 -0.04
Mathematics +0.71 -0.02
Ebacc +0.91 -0.03
Open +0.72 -0.04

The English Baccalaureate

At The GORSE Academies Trust we are committed to ensuring all our students can access a curriculum that is traditional in its high academic standards, including a wide range of GCSE options, including Modern Foreign Languages, whilst also catering to a vocational element.

The EBacc (English Baccalaureate) is a measure providing information about specific subject performance that includes the sciences, Modern Foreign Languages and the humanities. At The Morley Academy we aim to encourage as many of our students as possible to study a Modern Foreign Language. We believe that this is inherently valuable for them in developing certain skills, but may also provide an entry into varied careers involving working and communicating with people from foreign countries. In an increasingly interconnected world, this is a highly valuable skill-set to obtain. For 2019 our results are a mark of our continued success.

The Morley Academy Leeds Average National Average
% of students entered for the Ebacc 58.1% 38.2% 10.0%
EBacc Point Score 4.90 3.89 4.06

Further information can be found on the Department for Education Compare Schools website.