'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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|St Paul's School for Girls (Maintained School)||Birmingham||58.8||1||Well above average 0.84||29.3|
|Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School (Maintained School)||Hackney||58.6||2||Well above average 1.2||29.7|
|Cheadle Hulme High School (Academy)||Stockport||57.5||3||Well above average 0.8||29.3|
|All Hallows Catholic School (Maintained School)||Surrey||56.9||4||Well above average 0.7||29.5|
|Kings Norton Girls' School (Academy)||Birmingham||56.7||5||Well above average 0.69||29.3|
|Saint George Catholic Voluntary Aided College Southampton (Maintained School)||Southampton||55.4||6||Well above average 0.55||29.2|
|Landau Forte College (Academy)||Derby||54.8||7||Well above average 0.53||29.2|
|St Gregory's Catholic Science College (Academy)||Brent||54.8||7||Above average 0.46||29.4|
|St James' Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Barnet||54.5||9||Above average 0.43||29.5|
|South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College (Academy)||East Riding of Yorkshire||54.3||10||Above average 0.44||29.3|
|Soham Village College (Academy)||Cambridgeshire||53.9||11||Above average 0.41||29.2|
|Goffs School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||53.4||12||Above average 0.34||29.4|
|William Hulme's Grammar School (Academy)||Manchester||53.3||13||Above average 0.31||29.4|
|Bishop Challoner Catholic College (Maintained School)||Birmingham||53.2||14||Above average 0.36||29.4|
|Carlton le Willows Academy (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||53.2||14||Above average 0.34||29.4|
|St Thomas More RC College (Maintained School)||Tameside||53.2||14||Above average 0.32||29.5|
|The Palmer Catholic Academy (Academy)||Redbridge||52.8||17||Above average 0.39||29.2|
|High Storrs School (Maintained School)||Sheffield||52.6||18||Above average 0.26||29.1|
|St Damian's RC Science College (Maintained School)||Tameside||52.5||19||Above average 0.28||29.4|
|Redhill Academy (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||52.4||20||Above average 0.27||29.4|
|Brookfield Community School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||52.3||21||Above average 0.27||29.3|
|Cheam High School (Academy)||Sutton||52.3||21||Above average 0.24||29.4|
|Alsager School (Academy)||Cheshire East||52.2||23||Above average 0.25||29.3|
|Henry Beaufort School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||52.2||23||Above average 0.22||29.4|
|The Forest School (Academy)||Wokingham||51.9||25||Average 0.14||29.3|
|Harlington Upper School (Academy)||Central Bedfordshire||51.8||26||0.23||29.4|
|Sydenham School (Maintained School)||Lewisham||51.6||27||Above average 0.22||29.2|
|St Alban's Catholic High School (Academy)||Suffolk||51.5||28||Above average 0.22||29.1|
|Royal Alexandra and Albert School (Maintained School)||Surrey||51.4||29||Average 0.03||29.2|
|Furze Platt Senior School (Academy)||Windsor and Maidenhead||51.3||30||Average 0.16||29.3|
|Saint Aidan's Church of England High School (Maintained School)||Lancashire||51.2||31||Average 0.1||29.3|
|Mayflower High School (Academy)||Essex||50.8||32||Average 0.12||29.3|
|Ivybridge Community College (Academy)||Devon||50.4||33||Average 0.05||29.3|
|Branston Community Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||50.3||34||Average 0.02||29.5|
|Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form (Academy)||Norfolk||50.2||35||Average 0.05||29.4|
|Bishopshalt School (Academy)||Hillingdon||49.4||36||Average -0.05||29.3|
|The Hayfield School (Academy)||Doncaster||49.4||36||Average -0.04||29.5|
|Crofton School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||48.9||38||Average -0.12||29.3|
|English Martyrs Catholic School (Maintained School)||Leicester||48.8||39||Average -0.04||29.4|
|Springfield School (Academy)||Portsmouth||48.5||40||Average -0.13||29.4|
|Hall Mead School (Academy)||Havering||48.3||41||Average -0.15||29.2|
|The English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College (Academy)||Hartlepool||48.3||41||Average -0.13||29.4|
|Marden High School (Maintained School)||North Tyneside||48||43||Average -0.22||29.4|
|Guiseley School (Maintained School)||Leeds||47.9||44||Average -0.17||29.3|
|St Mary's Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Wigan||47.3||45||Below average -0.26||29.4|
|Cowley International College (Maintained School)||St. Helens||46.8||46||Below average -0.3||29.5|
|Longridge High School A Maths and Computing College (Maintained School)||Lancashire||46.8||46||Below average -0.29||29.3|
|Blythe Bridge High School (Maintained School)||Staffordshire||46||48||Below average -0.41||29.5|
|Maghull High School (Academy)||Sefton||45.5||49||Below average -0.42||29.4|
|Teign School (Academy)||Devon||45||50||Below average -0.47||29.5|
|Netherthorpe School (Academy)||Derbyshire||44.5||51||Well below average -0.52||29.3|
|Queen's Park High School (Academy)||Cheshire West and Chester||43.5||52||Well below average -0.64||29.6|
|The Honywood Community Science School (Academy)||Essex||42.9||53||Well below average -0.68||29.4|
|Humphrey Perkins School (Academy)||Leicestershire||42.6||54||Well below average -0.73||29.5|
|Waseley Hills High School (Academy)||Worcestershire||42.1||55||Well below average -0.75||29.2|
- 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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