'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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|Connaught School for Girls (Academy)||Waltham Forest||55.9||1||Well above average 1.13||28.1|
|Wolgarston High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Staffordshire||52.4||2||0.73||28.1|
|Brentford School for Girls (Academy)||Hounslow||52.1||3||Well above average 0.69||27.9|
|South Axholme Academy (Academy)||North Lincolnshire||51.4||4||Well above average 0.6||28|
|Winton Academy (Academy)||Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council||51.2||5||Well above average 0.6||28.2|
|Bungay High School (Academy)||Suffolk||50.1||6||Above average 0.49||28.1|
|Batley Grammar School (Academy)||Kirklees||49.5||7||Above average 0.42||28|
|The Queen Elizabeth Academy (Academy)||Warwickshire||49.5||7||Above average 0.39||27.9|
|Codsall Community High School (Maintained School)||Staffordshire||49||9||0.37||28.2|
|Kingsmead School (Academy)||Enfield||48.4||10||Above average 0.3||28.1|
|Outwood Academy Newbold (Academy)||Derbyshire||48.4||10||Above average 0.29||28.2|
|Diss High School (Academy)||Norfolk||48.3||12||Above average 0.26||28|
|Prince William School (Academy)||Northamptonshire||48.2||13||Above average 0.31||28|
|Wellfield School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Durham||47.6||14||Average 0.24||28.1|
|Fulham College Boys' School (Academy)||Hammersmith and Fulham||47.5||15||Average 0.06||28.3|
|The King's School Specialising in Mathematics and Computing (Academy)||Wakefield||47.5||15||Above average 0.21||28|
|Thomas Gainsborough School (Academy)||Suffolk||47.4||17||Above average 0.23||27.8|
|Kingsmead Academy (Academy)||Somerset||47||18||Average 0.13||28.1|
|Northgate High School (Academy)||Norfolk||46.7||19||Average 0.15||28|
|Thirsk School & Sixth Form College (Maintained School)||North Yorkshire||46.7||19||Average 0.12||28.1|
|Stour Valley Community School (Academy)||Suffolk||45.7||21||Average 0.12||28.1|
|Lilian Baylis Technology School (Maintained School)||Lambeth||45.6||22||Average 0.04||28.1|
|Carshalton High School for Girls (Academy)||Sutton||45.5||23||Average -0.01||28.2|
|Clevedon School (Academy)||North Somerset||45.3||24||Average 0||28|
|The Newark Academy (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||45||25||Average -0.08||28.3|
|Bartley Green School (Academy)||Birmingham||44.9||26||Average -0.09||28.1|
|Haverstock School (Maintained School)||Camden||44.9||26||Average -0.1||28.1|
|The City of Leicester College (Maintained School)||Leicester||44.9||26||Average 0.01||28.1|
|Hampstead School (Maintained School)||Camden||44.2||29||Average -0.08||28|
|Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy (Academy)||Bexley||44.1||30||Average -0.15||28.2|
|Coombe Dean School (Academy)||Plymouth||43.9||31||Average -0.16||28.3|
|Plympton Academy (Academy)||Plymouth||43.7||32||Average -0.18||27.9|
|Priory Community School (Academy)||North Somerset||43.7||32||Below average -0.18||28.2|
|Swanwick Hall School (Academy)||Derbyshire||43.3||34||Below average -0.18||28.1|
|Launceston College (Academy)||Cornwall||43.2||35||Average -0.13||28|
|The Wordsley School Business & Enterprise & Music College (Maintained School)||Dudley||43.1||36||Below average -0.22||28|
|Ludlow Church of England School (Academy)||Shropshire||42.6||37||Below average -0.24||28|
|Sirius Academy West (Academy)||Kingston upon Hull City of||42.5||38||Below average -0.29||28|
|Paulet High School (Maintained School)||Staffordshire||42.4||39||Below average -0.29||27.9|
|Buckingham School (Maintained School)||Buckinghamshire||42.3||40||Below average -0.28||28.3|
|Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School (Maintained School)||Birmingham||42.2||41||Below average -0.31||28.2|
|Trinity Church of England School, Belvedere (Academy)||Bexley||42||42||Below average -0.32||28.2|
|King Edward VII Academy (Academy)||Norfolk||41.2||43||Below average -0.34||28.1|
|The Grange School (Maintained School)||Buckinghamshire||41.1||44||Below average -0.43||28|
|Saltash Community School (Academy)||Cornwall||40.4||45||Below average -0.48||27.8|
|Caterham High School (Maintained School)||Redbridge||40.1||46||Below average -0.42||28.1|
|Archbishop Tenison's School (Maintained School)||Lambeth||40||47||Below average -0.38||27.9|
|Stuart Bathurst Catholic High School College of Performing Arts (Maintained School)||Sandwell||40||47||Well below average -0.54||27.9|
|Solway Community School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Cumbria||39.5||49||Well below average -0.56||28.4|
|Hayle Community School (Maintained School)||Cornwall||39.4||50||Well below average -0.51||28.1|
|Cove School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||38.6||51||Well below average -0.62||28.2|
|The Winstanley School (Academy)||Leicestershire||37.7||52||Well below average -0.77||28.1|
|UTC South Durham (Academy)||Durham||34.8||53||-1.05||28|
|Noel-Baker Academy (Academy)||Derby||33.3||54||Well below average -1.22||27.9|
|The Gainsborough Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||29.5||55||Well below average -1.47||28.1|
- 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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