'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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|Beacon Academy (Academy)||East Sussex||50.7||1||Well above average 0.7||27.6|
|The Grangefield Academy (Academy)||Stockton-on-Tees||49.5||2||Well above average 0.57||27.7|
|Hazelwick School (Academy)||West Sussex||48.6||3||Above average 0.44||27.5|
|Little Ilford School (Maintained School)||Newham||47||4||Above average 0.43||27.3|
|Wye School (Academy)||Kent||46.9||5||Above average 0.3||28|
|Yardleys School (Academy)||Birmingham||46.3||6||Above average 0.25||27.4|
|St Augustine's CofE High School (Maintained School)||Westminster||46.1||7||Average 0.19||27.6|
|Barlby High School (Academy)||North Yorkshire||46||8||Average 0.24||27.5|
|Beccles Free School (Academy)||Suffolk||45.9||9||Average 0.21||27.5|
|Marriotts School (Maintained School)||Hertfordshire||45.8||10||Average 0.21||27.4|
|Pensby High School (Maintained School)||Wirral||45.8||10||Average 0.18||27.8|
|The Langley Academy (Academy)||Slough||45.8||10||Average 0.19||27.9|
|Ark Charter Academy (Academy)||Portsmouth||45||13||Average -0.05||27.1|
|Norwood School (Maintained School)||Lambeth||45||13||Average 0.08||27.6|
|Alec Reed Academy (Academy)||Ealing||44.9||15||Average 0.15||27.7|
|Meridian School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||44.5||16||0.04||27.4|
|Ormiston Bushfield Academy (Academy)||Peterborough||44.2||17||Average 0.02||27.7|
|Testwood School (Academy)||Hampshire||44||18||Average 0.02||27.7|
|Millom School (Maintained School)||Cumbria||43.5||19||Average -0.03||27.4|
|Wyvern College (Academy)||Wiltshire||43.5||19||Average 0||27.4|
|All Saints' Academy, Cheltenham (Academy)||Gloucestershire||42.9||21||Average -0.06||27.6|
|Tendring Technology College (Academy)||Essex||42.9||21||Average -0.1||27.6|
|Abbot Beyne School (Maintained School)||Staffordshire||42.7||23||Average 0.02||27.2|
|Hailsham Community College (Academy)||East Sussex||42.5||24||Average -0.13||27.6|
|Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ (Maintained School)||Camden||42||25||Below average -0.28||27.3|
|Oasis Academy John Williams (Academy)||Bristol City of||41.9||26||Average -0.14||27.5|
|The John of Gaunt School (Academy)||Wiltshire||41.9||26||Average -0.16||27.4|
|Colne Valley High School (Academy)||Kirklees||41.5||28||Below average -0.23||27.7|
|Humphry Davy School (Maintained School)||Cornwall||41.5||28||Average -0.19||27.3|
|Stratton Upper School (Academy)||Central Bedfordshire||41.3||30||-0.26||27.5|
|Heysham High School Sports College (Maintained School)||Lancashire||41.1||31||Below average -0.24||27.6|
|The Ebbsfleet Academy (Academy)||Kent||41||32||Below average -0.39||27.8|
|Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy (Academy)||Walsall||40.9||33||Below average -0.29||27.6|
|Hebburn Comprehensive School (Maintained School)||South Tyneside||40.7||34||Below average -0.33||28|
|Somercotes Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||40.4||35||Below average -0.35||27.8|
|The Axholme Academy (Academy)||North Lincolnshire||40.4||35||Below average -0.34||27.8|
|The Grove School (Maintained School)||Shropshire||40.3||37||Below average -0.32||27.5|
|Great Torrington School (Academy)||Devon||40.1||38||Below average -0.37||27.6|
|Acton High School (Maintained School)||Ealing||40||39||Below average -0.31||27.5|
|The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School (Maintained School)||Hackney||40||39||Below average -0.39||27.8|
|Beaumont Leys School (Maintained School)||Leicester||39.8||41||Below average -0.4||27.7|
|Washwood Heath Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||39.5||42||Below average -0.32||27.6|
|King Edward VII Science and Sport College (Academy)||Leicestershire||39.3||43||-0.46||27.7|
|Halewood Academy (Academy)||Knowsley||38.8||44||Below average -0.5||27.7|
|Ark William Parker Academy (Academy)||East Sussex||38.5||45||Well below average -0.54||27.7|
|The Dean Academy (Academy)||Gloucestershire||37.9||46||Well below average -0.6||27.7|
|Yewlands Academy (Academy)||Sheffield||37.8||47||Well below average -0.58||27.5|
|Hylands School (Academy)||Essex||37.6||48||Well below average -0.69||27.9|
|Sandwich Technology School (Academy)||Kent||37.6||48||Well below average -0.62||27.9|
|NCEA Duke's Secondary School (Academy)||Northumberland||36.9||50||Well below average -0.61||27.6|
|Rayner Stephens High School (Academy)||Tameside||34.9||51||Well below average -0.82||27.5|
|University Academy Warrington (Academy)||Warrington||34.8||52||Well below average -0.95||27.5|
|Alderwood School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||34.7||53||Well below average -0.79||27.6|
|Durham Community Business College for Technology and Enterprise (Maintained School)||Durham||33.8||54||Well below average -0.97||27.6|
|Heath Lane Academy (Academy)||Leicestershire||33.5||55||Well below average -0.97||27.9|
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)
|Whitmore High School (Maintained School)||Harrow||56.1||-- opens a popup||Well above average 1.1||27.8|
- 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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