Secondary accountability measures (including Progress 8 and Attainment 8)

Information for schools about secondary school accountability measures, including Progress 8 and Attainment 8.


Secondary accountability measures: guide

Progress 8 and Attainment 8: how measures are calculated


A new secondary school accountability system was introduced in 2016. The guidance on this page explains how secondary accountability measures have been calculated in 2017. It also gives more information about recently announced reforms that will apply to accountability measures in 2018 and 2019.

This information is for:

  • school leaders
  • governing bodies

It applies to:

  • local-authority-maintained schools
  • academies
  • free schools

See school and college performance tables.

See the KS4 qualifications, discount codes and point scores for the school performance table.

Use the ready reckoners for KS4 in 2017.

A short video explaining Progress 8 is also available:

Progress 8 video