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Schools similar toAcland Burghley School

'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.

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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).

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Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School (Academy)
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Blackburn with Darwen 62.1 1 Well above average 1.35 29.1
Fairfield High School for Girls (Academy)
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Tameside 54.3 2 Well above average 0.54 29.1
Hull Trinity House Academy (Academy)
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Kingston upon Hull City of 52 4 Above average 0.42 29.1
Gillotts School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 51.8 7 Above average 0.37 29.1
Ark King Solomon Academy (Academy)
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Westminster 51.8 7 Above average 0.37 29
St Thomas More Catholic High School (Academy)
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Cheshire East 51.9 6 Above average 0.32 28.9
Sharnbrook Academy (Academy)
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Bedford 52 4 Above average 0.31 29.1
Norton Hill Academy (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 51.7 9 Above average 0.3 29.1
St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Blackburn with Darwen 51.3 11 Above average 0.29 29
Hungerhill School (Academy)
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Doncaster 51.4 10 Above average 0.28 29
Mary Webb School and Science College (Maintained School)
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Shropshire 50.8 12 Average 0.23 28.9
Wallingford School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 50.2 13 Average 0.16 28.8
Southmoor Academy (Academy)
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Sunderland 50.1 14 Average 0.12 29
Altwood CofE Secondary School (Academy)
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Windsor and Maidenhead 49.1 16 Average 0.11 28.9
The Wavell School (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 49.2 15 Average 0.08 29
Ashton-on-Mersey School (Academy)
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Trafford 49.1 16 Average 0.06 29
Denefield School (Academy)
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West Berkshire 48.4 19 Average 0.02 29.1
Birkdale High School (Academy)
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Sefton 48.6 18 Average 0.01 29
Blatchington Mill School (Maintained School)
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Brighton and Hove 48.3 20 Average -0.02 29
Boldon School (Maintained School)
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South Tyneside 48.3 20 Average -0.03 29.1
Acland Burghley School (Maintained School)
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Camden 48 27 Average -0.04 28.9
George Stephenson High School (Maintained School)
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North Tyneside 48.3 20 Average -0.05 29.2
The Sandon School (Academy)
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Essex 48.2 24 Average -0.07 29.2
Highams Park School (Academy)
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Waltham Forest 48.2 24 Average -0.07 29
Hammersmith Academy (Academy)
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Hammersmith and Fulham 48.2 24 Average -0.08 29.2
The Weston Road Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 47.8 29 Average -0.1 29.1
The Corsham School (Academy)
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Wiltshire 47.2 32 Average -0.11 29
Harton Academy (Academy)
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South Tyneside 47.5 30 Average -0.12 29.1
Fred Longworth High School (Academy)
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Wigan 47.5 30 Average -0.13 29.1
The de Ferrers Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 47.1 33 Average -0.13 28.9
St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School and Byron College (Maintained School)
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Durham 47.1 33 Average -0.14 28.8
Robert Clack School (Maintained School)
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Barking and Dagenham 46.4 35 Below average -0.19 28.9
The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School (Maintained School)
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Herefordshire 46.3 36 Below average -0.19 28.9
Chesterfield High School (Academy)
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Sefton 46.2 37 Below average -0.21 29.1
Elizabeth Woodville School (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 45.9 38 Below average -0.29 29
London Nautical School (Maintained School)
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Lambeth 45.7 39 Below average -0.29 29.2
St Patrick's Catholic College, A Voluntary Catholic Academy (Academy)
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Stockton-on-Tees 45.7 39 Below average -0.29 28.8
Malbank School and Sixth Form College (Maintained School)
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Cheshire East 45.6 41 Below average -0.29 28.9
Longcroft School and Sixth Form College (Maintained School)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 45.1 42 Below average -0.37 29.1
The Elmgreen School (Academy)
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Lambeth 43.9 45 Below average -0.38 28.8
The Streetly Academy (Academy)
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Walsall 44.5 43 Below average -0.42 29.1
Clayton Hall Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 44.4 44 Below average -0.46 29.1
Stanborough School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 43.6 46 Below average -0.5 29.1
Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Rochdale 43.3 47 Well below average -0.51 29
St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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St. Helens 42.1 48 Well below average -0.6 29.1
Carr Hill High School (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 42.1 48 Well below average -0.61 29.1
Fazakerley High School (Maintained School)
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Liverpool 42 50 Well below average -0.62 29
Hindley High School (Maintained School)
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Wigan 41.3 51 Well below average -0.68 29
Pewsey Vale School (Academy)
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Wiltshire 41.2 53 Well below average -0.69 29.1
Queensbury Academy (Academy)
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Central Bedfordshire 41.3 51 Well below average -0.71 29.2
Seaham High School (Maintained School)
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Durham 41.1 54 Well below average -0.74 29.2
South Bromsgrove High (Academy)
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Worcestershire 48.3 20 -0.05 28.9
Logic Studio School (Academy)
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Hounslow 47.9 28 0.06 29.3
Beauchamp College (Academy)
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Leicestershire 54.2 3 0.55 28.9
Manchester Creative Studio (Academy)
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Manchester 37.3 55 -1.08 29.4

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Type of school or college

Attainment 8 score

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 .

Position within the group

This is a ranking with the group of schools in the list, based on the Attainment 8 score.

Progress 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.

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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.

Average points score at key stage 2

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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