'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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|Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)||Birmingham||55.6||1||Well above average 0.9||28.2|
|Chadwell Heath Academy (Academy)||Redbridge||53.4||2||Well above average 0.71||28.3|
|Rushey Mead Academy (Academy)||Leicester||53.2||3||Well above average 0.75||28.2|
|St Andrew the Apostle Greek Orthodox School (Academy)||Barnet||52.8||4||Above average 0.39||28.4|
|Archbishop Holgate's School, A Church of England Academy (Academy)||York||52.7||5||Well above average 0.6||28|
|Northgate High School (Maintained School)||Suffolk||51.5||6||Well above average 0.56||28.2|
|West Park School (Academy)||Derby||50.3||7||Above average 0.42||28.3|
|La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls' School (Maintained School)||Lambeth||50.2||8||Above average 0.43||28.5|
|The Gilberd School (Academy)||Essex||50.1||9||Above average 0.38||28.4|
|Penryn College (Academy)||Cornwall||49.8||10||Above average 0.38||28.2|
|Cambourne Village College (Academy)||Cambridgeshire||49.6||11||Above average 0.33||28.2|
|Crispin School Academy (Academy)||Somerset||49.6||11||Above average 0.35||28.2|
|Highbury Grove School (Maintained School)||Islington||49.5||13||Above average 0.32||28.5|
|Barking Abbey School, A Specialist Sports and Humanities College (Maintained School)||Barking and Dagenham||49.2||14||Above average 0.34||28.2|
|Vandyke Upper School (Academy)||Central Bedfordshire||49.2||14||0.28||28.2|
|Magdalen College School (Academy)||Northamptonshire||48.4||16||Above average 0.22||28.4|
|Queen Elizabeth's School (Academy)||Dorset||47.4||17||0.12||28.4|
|Shavington Academy (Academy)||Cheshire East||47.4||17||Average 0.11||28.5|
|The Spires College (Maintained School)||Torbay||47||19||Average 0.06||28.4|
|Belmont Community School (Maintained School)||Durham||46.8||20||Average 0.08||28.4|
|Weobley High School (Maintained School)||Herefordshire||46.8||20||Average 0.02||28.4|
|St Peter's Catholic High School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)||Gloucestershire||46.6||22||Average 0.11||28.3|
|Winterton Community Academy (Academy)||North Lincolnshire||46.4||23||Average 0||28.2|
|Abbey College, Ramsey (Academy)||Cambridgeshire||46||24||Average 0.02||28.3|
|Thurstable School Sports College and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)||Essex||46||24||Average -0.02||28.5|
|Platanos College (Academy)||Lambeth||45.9||26||Average -0.04||28.3|
|The FitzWimarc School (Academy)||Essex||45.9||26||Average -0.06||28.5|
|Ely College (Academy)||Cambridgeshire||45.7||28||Average -0.04||28.1|
|The Henry Cort Community College (Maintained School)||Hampshire||45.5||29||Average -0.09||28.2|
|Archbishop Beck Catholic College (Maintained School)||Liverpool||45.1||30||Average -0.11||28.4|
|Northallerton School & Sixth Form College (Maintained School)||North Yorkshire||44.7||31||Average -0.14||28.5|
|The Roundhill Academy (Academy)||Leicestershire||44.6||32||Average -0.15||28.3|
|Coppice Performing Arts School (Maintained School)||Wolverhampton||44.3||33||Average -0.18||28.3|
|Stocksbridge High School (Maintained School)||Sheffield||43.6||34||Below average -0.27||28.3|
|Brownedge St Mary's Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Lancashire||43.4||35||Below average -0.27||28.6|
|The Cedars Academy (Academy)||Leicestershire||43||36||Below average -0.36||28.2|
|St Michael's Church of England High School (Academy)||Sefton||42.9||37||Below average -0.32||28.2|
|Haydock High School (Maintained School)||St. Helens||42.8||38||Below average -0.33||28.3|
|The Manor Academy (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||42.8||38||Below average -0.33||28.3|
|Pool Hayes Academy (Academy)||Walsall||42.7||40||Below average -0.35||28.6|
|The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science College (Academy)||Cheshire West and Chester||42.7||40||Below average -0.26||28.4|
|The Deepings School (Academy)||Lincolnshire||42.4||42||Below average -0.38||28.4|
|St Andrew's CofE High School for Boys (Maintained School)||West Sussex||42.1||43||Below average -0.45||28.2|
|Cheslyn Hay Sport and Community High School (Maintained School)||Staffordshire||42||44||Below average -0.41||28.4|
|Consett Academy (Academy)||Durham||42||44||Below average -0.42||28.4|
|Warblington School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||41.7||46||Below average -0.48||28.3|
|Horbury Academy (Academy)||Wakefield||40.9||47||Well below average -0.52||28.2|
|Cheney School (Academy)||Oxfordshire||40.8||48||Well below average -0.52||28.2|
|The Littlehampton Academy (Academy)||West Sussex||40.1||49||Well below average -0.56||28.4|
|Netherhall School (Maintained School)||Cumbria||39.5||50||Well below average -0.68||28.4|
|Walney School (Academy)||Cumbria||39.4||51||Well below average -0.68||28.2|
|West Craven High School (Academy)||Lancashire||38.5||52||Well below average -0.75||28.5|
|Savio Salesian College (Maintained School)||Sefton||36.4||53||Well below average -1.02||28.2|
|Wyvern Academy (Academy)||Darlington||34.5||54||Well below average -1.12||28.3|
|Crewe Engineering and Design UTC (Academy)||Cheshire East||32.8||55||-1.24||28.6|
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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Attainment 8 score (Sorts by this column)
School position within group (Sorts by this column in descending order)
Progress 8 score, description (Sorts by this column)
Average point score at key stage 2 (Sorts by this column)
|William Perkin Church of England High School (Academy)||Ealing||60.1||-- opens a popup||Well above average 1.34||28.4|
- 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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