The best and worst performing schools in Croydon have been revealed in the government's latest league tables.

The league tables show schools' Progress 8 scores, which reflect the progress of pupils between the end of primary school (key stage 2) and the end of secondary school (key stage 4).

Progress 8 measures results in up to eight qualifications, including English, maths, three sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and three other qualifications.

Schools are then given a score above or below zero - with scores above zero meaning pupils made more progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2. A score below zero means schools made less progress.

In Croydon it was Harris Academy Purley that topped the list.

The school achieved a provisional Progress 8 score of +0.67, which was classed as well above average.

“We are so pleased to be top of the performance table for pupil progress in Croydon," principal of Harris Academy Purley Phillip Wheatley said.

"This is a testament to the high expectations we have for every single student – regardless of their achievement levels when they join us in Year 7 – and the hard work of our staff.

"Our teachers strive to deliver creative, consistent, high-quality lessons across every subject.

“Harris Academy Purley is dedicated to ensuring that our children succeed, and determination to improve is at the core of our academy’s ethos.

"I am very proud of all of our students and staff for this brilliant achievement.”

The average progress 8 score in Croydon was +0.06. Here is a full breakdown of how the schools ranked:

1. Harris Academy Purley: 0.67 (well above average)

2. Harris Academy Upper Norwood: 0.64 (well above average)

3. Coloma Convent Girls' School: 0.6 (well above average)

4. Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls: 0.57 (well above average)

5. Harris City Academy Crystal Palace: 0.55 (well above average)

6. The Quest Academy: 0.49 (above average)

7. Riddlesdown Collegiate: 0.35 (above average)

8. Oasis Academy Shirley Park: 0.34 (above average)

9. Oasis Academy Coulsdon: 0.33 (above average)

10. Harris Academy South Norwood: 0.24 (above average)

10. Woodcote High School: 0.24 (above average)

12. St Joseph's College: 0.15 (average)

13. The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy: -0.03 (average)

14. Thomas More Catholic School: -0.07 (average)

15. Archbishop Tenison's CofE High School: -0.08 (average)

16. Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School: -0.2 (average)

17. BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology: -0.21 (below average)

18. St Mary's Catholic High School: -0.28 (below average)

19. Orchard Park High (Croydon): -0.35 (below average)

20. Shirley High School Performing Arts College: -0.36 (below average)

21. St Andrew's CofE Voluntary Aided High School: -0.61 (well below average)

22. Meridian High School: - 0.69 (well below average)