Exam Results

School performance measures 2021

  All students Mainstream students
Progress 8 score Not published in 2021
Attainment 8 score 50.77 51.62
Percentage of pupils who achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths at the end of key stage 4 52.2% 53.1%
E Bacc average points score 4.28 4.35
Percentage of pupils staying in education or entering employment 96% 96%


Chapel-en-le-Frith High School is highly unusual in England in consisting of a former special school merged with a mainstream secondary school. Our 34 place enhanced resource provision, the former special school, teaches an independent, non-GCSE curriculum to its students who typically have moderate to severe special educational needs.

This unusual arrangement makes the school’s data difficult to compare meaningfully with other schools. Government data on the school, including the performance tables, combine the results of the enhanced resource students with those of the mainstream population. The data effectively averages the results of a special school with that of a mainstream comprehensive.

The “Mainstream students” column in the table above presents the data without the enhanced resource cohort and therefore provides a more accurate comparison with other schools locally and nationally.

Further information:

The government’s School Performance Tables can be found here (note that the tables have not been updated since 2019). The performance of the school as shown in the tables should not be used for comparison for the reasons given above: School Performance Tables


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