St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

School Performance

We are a high-performing and rapidly improving school, but we are about much more than exam results. We know that our pupils will be judged on many things as they go through life so we celebrate all of the achievements of our young people. Our students are all-rounders experiencing success in performance, sports, outdoor learning, enterprise, community service and much more.

As of 2022 we are one of the top two schools in Salford and in some measures have out-performed all Salford schools.  We are the most improved school in the city.

2022 Results Headlines

Attainment 8: 51.3

Progress 8: +0.05

Grade 5 or above in English and Maths: 50%

Ebacc average points score: 4.4

You can view more information about our performance here:


HEADLINE KEY STAGE 4 DATA FOR 2019 - 2021 2019

Number of students in year 196 177 204
Attainment 8 score 40.5 47.0 49.8
Progress 8 score -0.76 ^ ^
Pass (Grade 4 or above) in both English and Maths  63% 68% 76%
Strong pass (Grade 5 or above) in both English and Maths  37% 48% 49%
Achieving EBacc* suite of qualifications at Grade 4+ or above 23% 28% 31%
EBacc average points score 4.05 4.08 4.35
Percentage of pupils entering the EBacc 43% 48% 44%
Percentage of pupils staying in education or employment after key stage 4 93% 98%


NB: EBacc is a performance measure not a qualification in itself. The EBacc suite of qualifications is made up of English, Maths, Science, History or Geography and a Modern Foreign Language.

^ These progress measures are not available because of the covid-related assessment approach used.

You can view more of our exam data here:   

Department for Education - St Ambrose Barlow RC High School