'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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|Lady Margaret School (Academy)||Hammersmith and Fulham||66.3||1||Well above average 1.03||30.8|
|Hinchley Wood School (Academy)||Surrey||63.5||2||Well above average 0.9||30.5|
|The West Bridgford School (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||63.4||3||Well above average 0.83||30.8|
|The Sacred Heart Language College (Maintained School)||Harrow||63||4||Well above average 0.85||30.7|
|St Ursula's Convent School (Maintained School)||Greenwich||62.9||5||Well above average 0.91||30.5|
|Archbishop Temple School, A Church of England Specialist College (Maintained School)||Lancashire||62.2||6||Well above average 0.74||30.6|
|Salesian School, Chertsey (Academy)||Surrey||62.1||7||Well above average 0.75||30.6|
|St Clement Danes School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||61.7||8||Well above average 0.64||30.8|
|The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College (Academy)||Hertfordshire||61.6||9||Well above average 0.77||30.5|
|Weydon School (Academy)||Surrey||61.2||10||Well above average 0.66||30.5|
|Twyford Church of England High School (Academy)||Ealing||61||11||Well above average 0.71||30.3|
|The St Marylebone CofE School (Academy)||Westminster||60.8||12||Well above average 0.6||30.6|
|Parkside Community College (Academy)||Cambridgeshire||60.3||13||Well above average 0.71||30.6|
|Tudor Grange Academy, Solihull (Academy)||Solihull||60.3||13||Well above average 0.53||30.7|
|Colston's Girls' School (Academy)||Bristol City of||60||15||Well above average 0.64||30.3|
|Bishop Stopford School (Academy)||Northamptonshire||59.4||16||Well above average 0.54||30.4|
|Bristol Cathedral Choir School (Academy)||Bristol City of||59||17||Above average 0.45||30.5|
|Gordon's School (Academy)||Surrey||59||17||Above average 0.48||30.6|
|St Michael's Church of England High School (Academy)||Lancashire||59||17||Well above average 0.56||30.3|
|Thomas Telford School (Maintained School)||Telford and Wrekin||59||17||Above average 0.49||30.5|
|Sir John Lawes School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||58.8||21||Above average 0.48||30.3|
|Roundwood Park School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||58.6||22||Above average 0.47||30.4|
|Guildford County School (Academy)||Surrey||58.4||23||Well above average 0.54||30.1|
|Saffron Walden County High School (Academy)||Essex||58.4||23||Above average 0.42||30.5|
|Heathside School (Academy)||Surrey||58.1||25||Above average 0.41||30.4|
|Priory School (Maintained School)||East Sussex||58.1||25||Above average 0.32||30.5|
|The John Henry Newman Catholic School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||58||27||Above average 0.46||30.4|
|Kings' School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||57.8||28||Above average 0.29||30.4|
|West London Free School (Academy)||Hammersmith and Fulham||57.4||29||Above average 0.31||30.4|
|Broughton High School (Maintained School)||Lancashire||57.1||30||Above average 0.29||30.5|
|Queens' School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||57||31||Above average 0.25||30.6|
|Durham Johnston Comprehensive School (Maintained School)||Durham||56.9||32||Above average 0.28||30.5|
|All Saints Academy (Academy)||Stockton-on-Tees||56.6||33||Above average 0.28||30.4|
|Anglo European School (Academy)||Essex||56.6||33||Above average 0.24||30.6|
|The Broxbourne School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||56.6||33||Above average 0.27||30.4|
|Calthorpe Park School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||56.5||36||Average 0.14||30.6|
|St Edward's College (Academy)||Liverpool||56.4||37||Average 0.2||30.5|
|Rickmansworth School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||56.3||38||Average 0.13||30.6|
|St Mary's Catholic High School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy (Academy)||Derbyshire||56.2||39||Above average 0.27||30.3|
|Standish Community High School (Maintained School)||Wigan||55.9||40||Above average 0.23||30.3|
|Wilmslow High School (Maintained School)||Cheshire East||55.8||41||Above average 0.23||30.3|
|Egglescliffe School (Academy)||Stockton-on-Tees||55.6||42||Average 0.12||30.5|
|St Bede's Catholic College (Academy)||Bristol City of||55.5||43||Average 0.06||30.5|
|Richard Hale School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||55.1||44||Average 0.06||30.6|
|Lady Manners School (Maintained School)||Derbyshire||54.5||45||Average -0.05||30.5|
|Priory Academy (Academy)||Central Bedfordshire||54.3||46||Average 0.1||30.5|
|The Crompton House Church of England Academy (Academy)||Oldham||54.2||47||Average -0.04||30.6|
|Hitchin Boys' School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||53.9||48||Average 0.03||30.3|
|St Peter's Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Wigan||52.4||49||Below average -0.24||30.4|
|Cams Hill School (Academy)||Hampshire||52.3||50||Average -0.12||30.4|
|Macmillan Academy (Academy)||Middlesbrough||52.1||51||Average -0.13||30.2|
|Lutterworth College (Academy)||Leicestershire||51.6||52||Below average -0.25||30.4|
|St Margaret's Church of England Academy (Academy)||Liverpool||51.1||53||Below average -0.36||30.7|
|Whitburn Church of England Academy (Academy)||South Tyneside||51||54||Below average -0.23||30.2|
|St Michael's Catholic Academy (Academy)||Stockton-on-Tees||48.9||55||Below average -0.42||30.2|
- 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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