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'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 2019, 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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If there is no similar school within the grouping that is classed as better performing, a better performing school outside of the similar schools grouping may be shown at the bottom of the page. In some cases, this may not be possible, for example if the school has very high attainment or there are no better performing schools within a 75 mile radius. For further details, including the criteria for better performing schools and how these are assigned, see similar schools guidance. opens in a new window

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Arena Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 44.6 44 Below average -0.32 31% 3.78 29
Ark Isaac Newton Academy (Academy)
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Redbridge 54.6 3 Well above average 0.69 54% 4.94 29
Axe Valley Academy (Academy)
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Devon 43.8 47 Below average -0.38 23% 3.85 29
Blacon High School, A Specialist Sports College (Maintained school)
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Cheshire West and Chester 41.1 52 Well below average -0.67 28% 3.35 29.2
Brinsworth Academy (Academy)
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Rotherham 42.9 50 Below average -0.44 49% 3.82 28.9
Broughton Hall Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Liverpool 47.7 24 Average 0.01 31% 4.05 29.1
Chelmer Valley High School (Academy)
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Essex 48.5 20 Average 0.08 36% 4.22 29
Chislehurst School for Girls (Academy)
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Bromley 48.8 19 Average 0.07 46% 4.25 29.1
Coopers School (Academy)
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Bromley 41.5 51 Well below average -0.6 35% 3.56 29.1
English Martyrs' Catholic School, A Voluntary Academy (Academy)
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Leicester 47.6 25 Average 0.01 36% 4.07 28.9
Forge Valley School (Academy)
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Sheffield 46.4 32 Average -0.12 43% 4.09 28.9
Friesland School (Academy)
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Derbyshire 45.1 40 Below average -0.28 57% 4.06 28.9
Gosforth Academy (Academy)
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Newcastle upon Tyne 53.2 7 0.51 66% 4.93 28.8
Harris Girls Academy Bromley (Academy)
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Bromley 54.8 2 Well above average 0.72 65% 5.05 29
Hillside High School (Academy)
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Sefton 40.3 54 Well below average -0.72 38% 3.43 28.8
Holyport College (Academy)
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Windsor and Maidenhead 53.1 8 Average 0.22 86% 5.21 28.9
Humberston Academy (Academy)
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North East Lincolnshire 51.4 12 Above average 0.36 84% 4.67 29.2
Joseph Swan Academy (Academy)
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Gateshead 43.8 47 Below average -0.32 1% 3.2 29
Kennet School (Academy)
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West Berkshire 46.9 28 Average -0.11 68% 4.18 29
King Alfred's (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 47.8 23 Average 0 53% 4.18 28.8
Kingdown School (Academy)
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Wiltshire 49.1 18 Average 0.14 21% 4.21 28.9
Kirkbie Kendal School (Academy)
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Cumbria 50.1 15 Average 0.22 33% 4.4 28.9
Launceston College (Academy)
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Cornwall 44.6 44 Below average -0.27 73% 4.09 28.8
Neston High School (Academy)
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Cheshire West and Chester 45.1 40 Below average -0.25 30% 3.72 29.1
Northampton School for Girls (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 52.2 11 Above average 0.46 50% 4.66 29
Oaklands School (Maintained school)
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Tower Hamlets 54.3 4 Well above average 0.66 21% 4.49 29
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Engineering College (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 38.6 55 Well below average -0.9 54% 3.12 29
Pimlico Academy (Academy)
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Westminster 53 9 Well above average 0.55 60% 4.89 29.1
Plashet School (Maintained school)
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Newham 53.9 5 Well above average 0.65 80% 5.1 28.9
Robertsbridge Community College (Maintained school)
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East Sussex 45.4 39 Average -0.21 68% 4.2 28.9
Rodillian Academy (Academy)
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Leeds 48 22 Average 0.05 6% 4 28.9
Ron Dearing UTC (Academy)
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Kingston upon Hull, City of 45.6 37 -0.22 0% 3.27 28.9
Selston High School (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 43.4 49 Below average -0.44 37% 3.78 29
Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat Church of England Secondary School (Maintained school)
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Tower Hamlets 53.9 5 Well above average 0.66 85% 4.93 29
Sir John Nelthorpe School (Maintained school)
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North Lincolnshire 47.5 26 Average -0.02 52% 4.39 29
St Benedict's Catholic College (Maintained school)
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Essex 50 17 Above average 0.25 79% 4.64 28.9
St Joseph's Catholic High School (Academy)
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Slough 50.7 14 Above average 0.43 75% 4.65 29.1
St Mary's Catholic Academy (Academy)
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Blackpool 45 42 Below average -0.25 13% 3.6 29.1
Stockport School (Maintained school)
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Stockport 46.8 30 Average -0.08 87% 4.34 28.9
Stocksbridge High School (Academy)
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Sheffield 47.2 27 Average -0.06 20% 4.04 29.1
Stopsley High School (Maintained school)
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Luton 45.9 35 Average -0.13 17% 3.88 28.9
Taverham High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 44.7 43 Below average -0.28 17% 3.71 28.9
The Angmering School (Maintained school)
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West Sussex 46.5 31 Average -0.1 32% 3.83 28.8
The Chantry School (Academy)
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Worcestershire 50.1 15 Above average 0.23 15% 4.29 29.1
The Corbet School (Academy)
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Shropshire 52.3 10 Above average 0.47 56% 4.72 28.9
The King Alfred School (Maintained school)
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Somerset 46.9 28 Average -0.09 23% 3.99 28.9
The Lakes School (Maintained school)
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Cumbria 44.6 44 Average -0.17 17% 3.67 28.6
The Roundhill Academy (Academy)
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Leicestershire 46 34 Average -0.17 30% 4.08 28.9
The Streetly Academy (Academy)
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Walsall 45.7 36 Below average -0.19 32% 3.87 29
The Trafalgar School at Downton (Academy)
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Wiltshire 48.1 21 Average -0.08 22% 4.09 29.2
UTC Portsmouth (Academy)
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Portsmouth 40.7 53 -0.7 0% 3.16 29
Wardle Academy (Academy)
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Rochdale 46.4 32 Average -0.11 20% 4.01 28.9
West Exe School (Academy)
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Devon 50.9 13 Above average 0.35 31% 4.36 29.1
Whitmore High School (Maintained school)
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Harrow 57.4 1 Well above average 0.99 89% 5.34 28.8
Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College (Academy)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 45.5 38 Below average -0.21 68% 4.15 29

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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 within 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 .

In a small number of cases, pupils can have extremely negative progress scores that disproportionately affect a school’s overall progress score. To reduce the impact of these extreme scores, we set a limit on how negative a pupil’s progress score can be when calculating the school average. This will normally apply to 1 or 2 pupils per school, if any. Where a pupil’s score is more negative than this minimum value, an adjusted score will replace the pupil’s original progress score for the purpose of calculating a school’s overall progress average.

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.

Pupils included in a school's Progress 8 score

Pupils who have no key stage 2 results (for example, those arriving at secondary school from an independent school or abroad) are not included in the Progress 8 measure. See the Secondary Accountability Measures opens in a new window guidance for more information

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.

Entering EBacc

A pupil is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate opens in a new window (EBacc) is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications.

University technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges with key stage 4 provision provide a specialist technical and professional education. It is not appropriate to expect the same rates of EBacc entry from these types of schools and colleges. They should decide on a case-by-case basis whether their specialist curriculum is compatible with the full EBacc.

EBacc average point score

The EBacc APS calculates a pupil's average point scores across the 5 pillars of the English Baccalaureate, allocating points to a pupil's best grades and dividing by 6 (the science grades count in 2 pillars, meaning a total of 6 pillars) to create an average point score per pupil. This measure is an average across the subjects (i.e. we divide the total by 6) and so is on a different scale to Attainment 8 which we calculated by simply awarding points score across 8 qualifications (without dividing the total).

This measure is based on the better result of either English language or English literature when both subjects are taken, maths, the best 2 results from the single sciences (3 out of 4 must be taken), or results from the combined science, the better result from either geography or history and the best result in languages.

For more information about how the EBacc average point score is calculated view the detailed guide to EBacc APS opens in a new window .

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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