'Similar schools' means schools across England whose key stage 4 pupils had similar achievement at the end of key stage 2 opens a popup . These figures are based on the results of pupils who finished key stage 4 in July 2018, which is the latest data available.
The list shows the selected school compared to other state-funded mainstream schools whose key stage 4 pupils were expected to achieve similar results in year 11 based on their grades at the end of primary school (key stage 2).
Two types of similar schools in the list are highlighted with a clickable question mark:
- Better performing schools that are located within 75 miles of the school
- Schools with a similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup .
If there is no similar school within 75 miles that is substantially better performing, a better performing school outside of the similar schools grouping may be shown at the bottom of the page. This may not be possible if the school has very high attainment. For further details, see School performance tables: about the data opens in a new window
Similar schools lists are normally updated each year in January, along with revised opens a popup results data, and again later in Spring, along with final results data.
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|Manchester Creative Studio (Academy)||Manchester||37.3||55||-1.08||29.4|
|Seaham High School (Maintained School)||Durham||41.1||54||Well below average -0.74||29.2|
|Pewsey Vale School (Academy)||Wiltshire||41.2||53||Well below average -0.69||29.1|
|Queensbury Academy (Academy)||Central Bedfordshire||41.3||51||Well below average -0.71||29.2|
|Hindley High School (Maintained School)||Wigan||41.3||51||Well below average -0.68||29|
|Fazakerley High School (Maintained School)||Liverpool||42||50||Well below average -0.62||29|
|St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School (Maintained School)||St. Helens||42.1||48||Well below average -0.6||29.1|
|Carr Hill High School (Maintained School)||Lancashire||42.1||48||Well below average -0.61||29.1|
|Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Rochdale||43.3||47||Well below average -0.51||29|
|Stanborough School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||43.6||46||Below average -0.5||29.1|
|The Elmgreen School (Academy)||Lambeth||43.9||45||Below average -0.38||28.8|
|Clayton Hall Academy (Academy)||Staffordshire||44.4||44||Below average -0.46||29.1|
|The Streetly Academy (Academy)||Walsall||44.5||43||Below average -0.42||29.1|
|Longcroft School and Sixth Form College (Maintained School)||East Riding of Yorkshire||45.1||42||Below average -0.37||29.1|
|Malbank School and Sixth Form College (Maintained School)||Cheshire East||45.6||41||Below average -0.29||28.9|
|St Patrick's Catholic College, A Voluntary Catholic Academy (Academy)||Stockton-on-Tees||45.7||39||Below average -0.29||28.8|
|London Nautical School (Maintained School)||Lambeth||45.7||39||Below average -0.29||29.2|
|Elizabeth Woodville School (Academy)||Northamptonshire||45.9||38||Below average -0.29||29|
|Chesterfield High School (Academy)||Sefton||46.2||37||Below average -0.21||29.1|
|The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School (Maintained School)||Herefordshire||46.3||36||Below average -0.19||28.9|
|Robert Clack School (Maintained School)||Barking and Dagenham||46.4||35||Below average -0.19||28.9|
|The de Ferrers Academy (Academy)||Staffordshire||47.1||33||Average -0.13||28.9|
|St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School and Byron College (Maintained School)||Durham||47.1||33||Average -0.14||28.8|
|The Corsham School (Academy)||Wiltshire||47.2||32||Average -0.11||29|
|Harton Academy (Academy)||South Tyneside||47.5||30||Average -0.12||29.1|
|Fred Longworth High School (Academy)||Wigan||47.5||30||Average -0.13||29.1|
|The Weston Road Academy (Academy)||Staffordshire||47.8||29||Average -0.1||29.1|
|Logic Studio School (Academy)||Hounslow||47.9||28||0.06||29.3|
|Acland Burghley School (Maintained School)||Camden||48||27||Average -0.04||28.9|
|The Sandon School (Academy)||Essex||48.2||24||Average -0.07||29.2|
|Highams Park School (Academy)||Waltham Forest||48.2||24||Average -0.07||29|
|Hammersmith Academy (Academy)||Hammersmith and Fulham||48.2||24||Average -0.08||29.2|
|South Bromsgrove High (Academy)||Worcestershire||48.3||20||-0.05||28.9|
|George Stephenson High School (Maintained School)||North Tyneside||48.3||20||Average -0.05||29.2|
|Boldon School (Maintained School)||South Tyneside||48.3||20||Average -0.03||29.1|
|Blatchington Mill School (Maintained School)||Brighton and Hove||48.3||20||Average -0.02||29|
|Denefield School (Academy)||West Berkshire||48.4||19||Average 0.02||29.1|
|Birkdale High School (Academy)||Sefton||48.6||18||Average 0.01||29|
|Ashton-on-Mersey School (Academy)||Trafford||49.1||16||Average 0.06||29|
|Altwood CofE Secondary School (Academy)||Windsor and Maidenhead||49.1||16||Average 0.11||28.9|
|The Wavell School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||49.2||15||Average 0.08||29|
|Southmoor Academy (Academy)||Sunderland||50.1||14||Average 0.12||29|
|Wallingford School (Academy)||Oxfordshire||50.2||13||Average 0.16||28.8|
|Mary Webb School and Science College (Maintained School)||Shropshire||50.8||12||Average 0.23||28.9|
|St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy (Academy)||Blackburn with Darwen||51.3||11||Above average 0.29||29|
|Hungerhill School (Academy)||Doncaster||51.4||10||Above average 0.28||29|
|Norton Hill Academy (Academy)||Bath and North East Somerset||51.7||9||Above average 0.3||29.1|
|Gillotts School (Academy)||Oxfordshire||51.8||7||Above average 0.37||29.1|
|Ark King Solomon Academy (Academy)||Westminster||51.8||7||Above average 0.37||29|
|St Thomas More Catholic High School (Academy)||Cheshire East||51.9||6||Above average 0.32||28.9|
|Sharnbrook Academy (Academy)||Bedford||52||4||Above average 0.31||29.1|
|Hull Trinity House Academy (Academy)||Kingston upon Hull City of||52||4||Above average 0.42||29.1|
|Beauchamp College (Academy)||Leicestershire||54.2||3||0.55||28.9|
|Fairfield High School for Girls (Academy)||Tameside||54.3||2||Well above average 0.54||29.1|
|Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School (Academy)||Blackburn with Darwen||62.1||1||Well above average 1.35||29.1|
As there is no better performing similar school in this group that is within 75 miles of the school that has been highlighted, we've selected an additional school outside of this radius. The method for selecting a school from outside this group is explained in the similar schools guidance. opens in a new window
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School name and type (Sorts by this column)
Local authority (Sorts by this column)
Attainment 8 score (Sorts by this column in ascending order)
School position within group (Sorts by this column)
Progress 8 score, description (Sorts by this column)
Average point score at key stage 2 (Sorts by this column)
|Ark Isaac Newton Academy (Academy)||Redbridge||57.9||-- opens a popup||Well above average 0.99||28.8|
- Academy - government funded but run by an academy trust rather than a local authority.
- College - colleges generally are focused on the 16 to 18 phase of education and provide vocational as well as academic courses. Some colleges also provide for full-time study at key stage 4.
- Independent school - privately funded.
- Maintained school - government funded and run by a local authority.
- Special school - schools that specialise in educating pupils with special educational needs.
Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate opens in a new window qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications opens in a new window .
This is a ranking with the group of schools in the list, based on the Attainment 8 score.
This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2. This is based on results in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate opens in a new window qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications opens in a new window .
A score above zero means 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 pupils made less progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.
A negative progress score does not mean pupils made no progress, or the school has failed, rather it means pupils in the school made less progress than other pupils across England with similar results at the end of key stage 2.
Detailed guide to Progress 8 opens in a new window - for more information about how the Progress 8 score is calculated.
Schools and colleges not covering full Progress 8 period
Some schools start educating pupils partway through the 5-year period covered by Progress 8, which should be taken into account when comparing their results with schools that start at Key Stage 3. Progress 8 is not the most appropriate performance measure for university technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges. These establishments typically start educating pupils at age 14, with a focus on preparing pupils for their future careers by providing an integrated academic and professional education. Other headline measures, particularly pupil destinations, are more important for these establishments.
The average of the points score for all pupils at the end of key stage 2, based on teacher assessment for writing and test results in reading and maths.
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