BURNT Mill Academy Trust school has been ranked in the top 12 per cent of schools in the country, based on figures released by Progress 8.
The Harlow-based school was given a score of 0.51 with the score taking into account the predicted and actual grades achieved at the secondary school.
Burnt Mill was ranked as the seventh best school in Essex for its Progress 8 score, out of 132 schools, including private schools, in the county.
Mick Kay, Burnt Mill first deputy headteacher, said: “Progress 8 is about the progress our children make while at our school. Our results mean we are achieving well above the national average.
“In terms of the number of students achieving Grade 5 and above in their English and Maths GCSE, we are the highest in town.”
Epping St John’s School, which is in transition to join the Trust, was among the most improved schools in the country, improving on last year’s score of -0.54 to 0.08 this year.
Helena Mills, Burnt Mill Academy Trust CEO, added: “The average Progress 8 score for Essex is -0.04. Students at Burnt Mill Academy and Epping St John’s make more progress than expected.
“These are excellent results for Burnt Mill yet again and are testament to the hard work of our staff and students.
“They demonstrate that with excellent teaching and high expectations of young people, everybody can do better than expected.
“Epping St John’s has massively transformed from a school which did not used to add value to children, to one where children make better progress in their GCSEs than expected.
“It’s great to see that all of the children in our secondary schools are achieving better than expected.”