'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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|Harris Academy Battersea (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Wandsworth||56.8||1||Well above average 1.26||28.3|
|Swakeleys School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Hillingdon||55.6||2||Well above average 1.04||28.1|
|St Mary's College (Maintained School)||Kingston upon Hull City of||54.2||3||Well above average 0.85||27.9|
|Westminster Academy (Academy)||Westminster||52.9||4||Well above average 0.63||28|
|The Roseland Academy (Academy)||Cornwall||51.2||5||Well above average 0.57||28.1|
|Langdon Academy (Academy)||Newham||48.8||6||Above average 0.41||28|
|Sheringham High School (Academy)||Norfolk||47.6||9||Average 0.22||28.5|
|The Chauncy School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||47.7||8||Average 0.19||28.3|
|Kingdown School (Academy)||Wiltshire||47||10||Average 0.16||28|
|Wyedean School and 6th Form Centre (Academy)||Gloucestershire||48.3||7||Average 0.12||28.2|
|Fairfield High School (Academy)||Bristol City of||45.8||13||Average 0.12||27.9|
|St Benedict's Catholic School (Maintained School)||Suffolk||46.3||12||Average 0.08||27.9|
|Hadleigh High School (Academy)||Suffolk||46.5||11||Average 0.06||28.1|
|Redmoor Academy (Academy)||Leicestershire||45.7||14||Average 0.01||28.1|
|Longsands Academy (Academy)||Cambridgeshire||45.6||15||Average 0||28.2|
|Madeley Academy (Academy)||Telford and Wrekin||45.3||17||Average -0.03||28.2|
|Belvidere School (Maintained School)||Shropshire||45.1||18||Average -0.03||28.2|
|The Priory CofE Voluntary Aided School (Maintained School)||Surrey||45.4||16||Average -0.04||28.1|
|Boroughbridge High School (Maintained School)||North Yorkshire||44.2||22||Average -0.1||28.1|
|Stowmarket High School (Maintained School)||Suffolk||44.6||20||Average -0.11||27.9|
|Castle Hall Academy (Academy)||Kirklees||44.5||21||Average -0.11||28.1|
|Putteridge High School (Academy)||Luton||43.2||31||Average -0.11||27.7|
|Saint Thomas More Language College (Maintained School)||Kensington and Chelsea||44.8||19||Average -0.14||28.4|
|Ernest Bevin College (Maintained School)||Wandsworth||44||23||Average -0.16||28.1|
|Glossopdale School (Maintained School)||Derbyshire||43.5||28||Average -0.16||28.1|
|Theale Green School (Academy)||West Berkshire||43.7||25||Average -0.2||28.4|
|The Sele School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||43.7||25||Average -0.25||28.1|
|Lakelands Academy (Academy)||Shropshire||43.4||29||Average -0.25||28.3|
|William Edwards School (Academy)||Thurrock||43.6||27||Below average -0.21||28.1|
|The Wilnecote School (Academy)||Staffordshire||43.3||30||Below average -0.21||28.1|
|The Beacon School (Academy)||Surrey||43.9||24||Below average -0.22||28.4|
|Trinity Academy (Academy)||Doncaster||43||32||Below average -0.26||28.2|
|Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy (Academy)||Sandwell||42.4||35||Below average -0.27||28.1|
|Ridgewood High School (Academy)||Dudley||42.5||34||Below average -0.28||28.1|
|Selston High School (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||42.9||33||Below average -0.32||28.1|
|Don Valley Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Doncaster||42.2||36||Below average -0.33||28.3|
|Samworth Church Academy (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||42.1||37||Below average -0.35||28.1|
|The Ferrers School (Academy)||Northamptonshire||41.6||39||Below average -0.38||28.2|
|Countesthorpe Leysland Community College (Academy)||Leicestershire||41.5||40||Below average -0.38||28|
|Witchford Village College (Academy)||Cambridgeshire||41||42||Below average -0.41||28|
|Oasis Academy Lord's Hill (Academy)||Southampton||41.8||38||Below average -0.42||27.8|
|Queen Elizabeth High School (Academy)||Herefordshire||40.9||43||Below average -0.42||28.3|
|Springwell Community College (Maintained School)||Derbyshire||41.4||41||Below average -0.46||28.2|
|Charlton School (Maintained School)||Telford and Wrekin||40.9||43||Below average -0.46||28.1|
|Nicholas Chamberlaine School (Academy)||Warwickshire||40.6||45||Below average -0.5||28.2|
|Hetton School (Maintained School)||Sunderland||40.1||46||Well below average -0.56||27.9|
|Wednesfield High Specialist Engineering Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Wolverhampton||39.9||47||Well below average -0.57||28.2|
|Beechwood School (Academy)||Slough||39.5||50||Well below average -0.58||28|
|St Luke's Church of England School (Maintained School)||Devon||39.6||48||Well below average -0.61||28.1|
|Lyndon School (Academy)||Solihull||39.3||51||Well below average -0.61||28.3|
|The Harefield Academy (Academy)||Hillingdon||39.6||48||Well below average -0.67||28|
|Miltoncross Academy (Academy)||Portsmouth||39.1||52||Well below average -0.67||27.9|
|Alsop High School Technology & Applied Learning Specialist College (Maintained School)||Liverpool||37.7||54||Well below average -0.75||28.3|
|Ashcroft High School (Maintained School)||Luton||37.3||55||Well below average -0.8||27.9|
|South Devon College (College)||Torbay||38.6||53||-0.59||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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