'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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|Wembley High Technology College (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Brent||67.1||1||Well above average 1.9||28.7|
|Dixons Trinity Academy (Academy)||Bradford||63.2||2||Well above average 1.55||28.8|
|Brampton Manor Academy (Academy)||Newham||59.2||3||Well above average 1.13||28.7|
|Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich (Academy)||Southwark||55.1||4||Well above average 0.8||28.7|
|Grays Convent High School (Maintained School)||Thurrock||53.9||5||Well above average 0.68||29|
|Erasmus Darwin Academy (Academy)||Staffordshire||53.7||6||Well above average 0.59||28.8|
|Harris Girls Academy Bromley (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Bromley||53.7||6||Well above average 0.7||28.7|
|The Corbet School (Academy)||Shropshire||53||8||Well above average 0.54||28.7|
|Chailey School (Maintained School)||East Sussex||52.9||9||Well above average 0.56||28.9|
|St Mary Magdalene Academy (Academy)||Islington||52.3||10||Above average 0.37||28.8|
|Willowfield School (Maintained School)||Waltham Forest||52||11||Well above average 0.51||28.5|
|John Ferneley College (Academy)||Leicestershire||51.5||12||Above average 0.37||28.8|
|Langtree School (Academy)||Oxfordshire||50.5||13||Above average 0.33||28.8|
|Ark Greenwich Free School (Academy)||Greenwich||50.4||14||Above average 0.28||28.9|
|Mullion School (Academy)||Cornwall||49.4||15||Average 0.18||28.9|
|The Burgess Hill Academy (Academy)||West Sussex||49.4||15||Average 0.19||28.7|
|Amery Hill School (Academy)||Hampshire||49.2||17||Average 0.11||28.6|
|St Benedict's Catholic College (Maintained School)||Essex||49.1||18||Average 0.16||28.8|
|Christopher Whitehead Language College (Academy)||Worcestershire||48.7||19||Average 0.12||28.7|
|St Katherine's School (Academy)||North Somerset||48.7||19||Average 0.1||29|
|Brockington College (Academy)||Leicestershire||48.6||21||Average 0.12||28.8|
|Groby Community College (Academy)||Leicestershire||48.5||22||0.07||28.8|
|St Bernard's Catholic High School (Academy)||Rotherham||48||23||Average 0.05||28.7|
|Hobart High School (Academy)||Norfolk||47.8||24||Average -0.01||28.6|
|The Petchey Academy (Academy)||Hackney||47.6||25||Average 0.04||28.8|
|Saint Paul's Catholic School (Maintained School)||Leicester||47.5||26||Average 0.05||28.7|
|Stratford School Academy (Academy)||Newham||47.2||27||Average 0.04||28.8|
|Chiswick School (Academy)||Hounslow||47||28||Average -0.05||28.6|
|St Gregory's Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Warrington||47||28||Average -0.07||28.9|
|Tavistock College (Maintained School)||Devon||47||28||Average -0.08||28.8|
|The Henry Box School (Academy)||Oxfordshire||47||28||Average -0.05||28.8|
|Icknield Community College (Academy)||Oxfordshire||46.7||32||Average -0.09||28.8|
|Bishop Justus CofE School (Academy)||Bromley||46.6||33||Average -0.13||28.7|
|Wyvern College (Academy)||Hampshire||46.5||34||Average -0.06||28.6|
|Wales High School (Academy)||Rotherham||46.4||35||Average -0.14||28.7|
|Newent Community School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)||Gloucestershire||46.3||36||Average -0.14||28.8|
|St Gabriel's RC High School (Maintained School)||Bury||45.4||37||Below average -0.22||28.8|
|Cardinal Griffin Catholic College (Maintained School)||Staffordshire||45.3||38||Below average -0.22||28.5|
|St Mary's Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Lancashire||45.2||39||Below average -0.24||28.8|
|The Market Weighton School (Maintained School)||East Riding of Yorkshire||45.2||39||Average -0.25||28.8|
|Whitworth Park School and Sixth Form College (Maintained School)||Durham||44.2||41||Below average -0.35||28.7|
|Coombeshead Academy (Academy)||Devon||44.1||42||Below average -0.34||28.7|
|Hanham Woods Academy (Academy)||South Gloucestershire||44.1||42||Below average -0.35||28.7|
|Southlands High School (Maintained School)||Lancashire||44.1||42||Below average -0.34||28.8|
|Marlwood School (Academy)||South Gloucestershire||43.7||45||Below average -0.37||29|
|The Stourport High School and Sixth Form College (Academy)||Worcestershire||43.1||46||Below average -0.44||28.8|
|London Design and Engineering UTC (Academy)||Newham||43||47||-0.48||28.7|
|The Priory City of Lincoln Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||42.5||48||Below average -0.47||29|
|The Angmering School (Maintained School)||West Sussex||42.3||49||Below average -0.46||28.7|
|John Spence Community High School (Maintained School)||North Tyneside||42.1||50||Well below average -0.58||28.8|
|Dean Trust Wigan (Academy)||Wigan||40.9||51||Well below average -0.64||28.8|
|Heritage High School (Academy)||Derbyshire||40.1||52||Well below average -0.72||28.7|
|Aston University Engineering Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||39.6||53||-0.91||28.7|
|Farringdon Community Academy (Academy)||Sunderland||39.6||53||Well below average -0.8||28.9|
|Merchants' Academy (Academy)||Bristol City of||35.3||55||Well below average -1.14||28.6|
- 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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