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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 2018, 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).
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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|Riverside School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Barking and Dagenham||55.5||1||Well above average 0.91||28.2|
|Greenford High School (Maintained School)||Ealing||54.9||2||Well above average 0.84||28.5|
|Al-Hijrah School (Maintained School)||Birmingham||54.6||3||Well above average 0.9||28.6|
|The St Thomas the Apostle College (Maintained School)||Southwark||53.8||4||Well above average 0.9||28.5|
|The Eastwood Academy (Academy)||Southend-on-Sea||53.1||5||Well above average 0.6||28.6|
|Harris Academy Greenwich (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Greenwich||52||6||Above average 0.46||28.5|
|Ricards Lodge High School (Maintained School)||Merton||51.4||7||Well above average 0.54||28.4|
|Linton Village College (Academy)||Cambridgeshire||49.8||8||Above average 0.27||28.3|
|Woodbrook Vale School (Academy)||Leicestershire||49.7||9||Above average 0.24||28.4|
|Richmond School (Maintained School)||North Yorkshire||49.2||10||Above average 0.24||28.4|
|Gladesmore Community School (Maintained School)||Haringey||49||11||Above average 0.26||28.4|
|Weatherhead High School (Academy)||Wirral||48.3||12||Average 0.15||28.5|
|St Ives School (Academy)||Cornwall||48.1||13||Average 0.12||28.6|
|Cardinal Newman Catholic School A Specialist Science College (Academy)||Luton||47.8||14||Average 0.14||28.3|
|John Flamsteed Community School (Academy)||Derbyshire||47.7||15||Average 0.1||28.6|
|The Stanway School (Academy)||Essex||47.5||16||Average 0.07||28.5|
|Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Academy)||Stoke-on-Trent||47.3||17||Average 0.07||28.5|
|Challney High School for Boys (Academy)||Luton||47.2||18||Average 0.09||28.4|
|Acle Academy (Academy)||Norfolk||46.4||19||Average -0.05||28.3|
|King's Academy Ringmer (Academy)||East Sussex||46.4||19||Average 0.01||28.5|
|Notre Dame RC School (Academy)||Plymouth||46.4||19||Average -0.01||28.6|
|Thomas More Catholic School (Maintained School)||Croydon||46.3||22||Average 0.06||28.3|
|Colne Park High School (Maintained School)||Lancashire||46||23||Average -0.06||28.5|
|Helston Community College (Academy)||Cornwall||45.8||24||Average -0.09||28.6|
|Melbourn Village College (Academy)||Cambridgeshire||45.3||25||Average -0.17||28.1|
|St Paul's Academy (Academy)||Greenwich||45.2||26||Average -0.16||28.6|
|South Holderness Technology College (Maintained School)||East Riding of Yorkshire||45||27||Below average -0.17||28.5|
|New Mills School (Maintained School)||Derbyshire||44.9||28||Average -0.14||28.6|
|Severn Vale School (Academy)||Gloucestershire||44.7||29||Average -0.14||28.7|
|St Julie's Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Liverpool||44.4||30||Below average -0.24||28.6|
|Helena Romanes School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)||Essex||44.3||31||Below average -0.24||28.5|
|Kings International College (Maintained School)||Surrey||44.2||32||Below average -0.27||28.6|
|Thomas Estley Community College (Academy)||Leicestershire||44.1||33||Below average -0.24||28.5|
|Withernsea High School (Maintained School)||East Riding of Yorkshire||44.1||33||Average -0.23||28.4|
|Greenfield Community College, A Specialist Arts and Science School (Maintained School)||Durham||44||35||Below average -0.26||28.5|
|Holy Family Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Sefton||43.9||36||Below average -0.32||28.8|
|Northfield School and Sports College (Maintained School)||Stockton-on-Tees||43.9||36||Below average -0.28||28.5|
|Mangotsfield School (Academy)||South Gloucestershire||43.8||38||Below average -0.31||28.4|
|Sir Thomas Boughey Academy (Academy)||Staffordshire||43.8||38||Below average -0.26||28.6|
|South Dartmoor Community College (Academy)||Devon||43.8||38||Below average -0.29||28.6|
|Carleton High School (Academy)||Wakefield||43.7||41||Below average -0.36||28.3|
|Brinsworth Academy (Academy)||Rotherham||43.4||42||Below average -0.33||28.5|
|Coopers School (Academy)||Bromley||43.3||43||Below average -0.38||28.7|
|Lincoln UTC (Academy)||Lincolnshire||43.3||43||
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|St Thomas à Becket Catholic Secondary School, A Voluntary Academy (Academy)||Wakefield||42.7||45||Below average -0.28||28.2|
|Trinity Catholic College (Academy)||Middlesbrough||41.9||46||Below average -0.44||28.4|
|Castlebrook High School (Academy)||Bury||41.8||47||Below average -0.48||28.4|
|Darwen Aldridge Community Academy (Academy)||Blackburn with Darwen||41.4||48||Well below average -0.54||28.5|
|All Saints Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Knowsley||41||49||Well below average -0.55||28.7|
|The King's CofE (VA) School (Maintained School)||Staffordshire||40.9||50||Well below average -0.59||28.6|
|Frederick Gent School (Maintained School)||Derbyshire||40.5||51||Well below average -0.59||28.5|
|St Cuthbert's Catholic High School (Maintained School)||St. Helens||40||52||Well below average -0.66||28.5|
|Crestwood Community School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||39.9||53||Well below average -0.65||28.6|
|Sir Thomas Wharton Academy (Academy)||Doncaster||39.3||54||Well below average -0.71||28.6|
|Banbury Academy (Academy)||Oxfordshire||37.6||55||Well below average -0.93||28.5|
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Progress 8 score, description (Sorts by this column)
Average point score at key stage 2 (Sorts by this column)
|Bishop Milner Catholic College (Academy)||Dudley||50.1||-- opens a popup||Above average 0.32||28.7|
- 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 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.
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 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.
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 - 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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