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Similar schools lists are normally updated each year in January, along with revised results data, and again later in Spring, along with final results data.

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St Andrew's Catholic School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Surrey
62.7 1
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
1.08
Well above national average
(0.91 to 1.26)
27.8
Queensmead School
(Academy)
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Local authority
Hillingdon
57.6 2
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.58
Well above national average
(0.45 to 0.72)
27.8
Bennett Memorial Diocesan School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Kent
56.7 3
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.51
Well above national average
(0.37 to 0.65)
27.9
Shipston High School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Warwickshire
56.1 4
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.45
Above national average
(0.23 to 0.67)
27.8
Diss High School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Norfolk
55.1 5
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.38
Above national average
(0.21 to 0.54)
27.9
Chelsea Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Kensington and Chelsea
55.0 6
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.38
Above national average
(0.21 to 0.55)
27.8
Parkside Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Durham
55.0 6
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.34
Above national average
(0.17 to 0.51)
27.9
Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Brighton and Hove
54.2 8
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.28
Above national average
(0.16 to 0.41)
27.7
Monkwearmouth Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Sunderland
54.2 8
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.27
Above national average
(0.12 to 0.42)
27.8
Outwood Academy Bydales
(Academy)

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Local authority
Redcar and Cleveland
54.2 8
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.27
Above national average
(0.10 to 0.43)
27.8
Thomas Alleyne's High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Staffordshire
54.2 8
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.26
Above national average
(0.13 to 0.39)
27.8
Holbrook Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Suffolk
53.8 12
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.25
Above national average
(0.03 to 0.47)
27.9
Twynham School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Dorset
53.6 13
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.18
Above national average
(0.05 to 0.32)
27.9
Matthew Arnold School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Oxfordshire
52.8 14
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.13
Average
(-0.03 to 0.29)
27.8
Oathall Community College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
West Sussex
52.5 15
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.04
Average
(-0.12 to 0.20)
27.8
Parrenthorn High School
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Bury
52.5 15
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.14
Average
(-0.02 to 0.30)
27.9
Saint Thomas More Language College
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Local authority
Kensington and Chelsea
52.5 15
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.11
Average
(-0.09 to 0.30)
27.9
Hardenhuish School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Wiltshire
52.4 18
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.07
Average
(-0.06 to 0.20)
27.8
Imberhorne School
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Local authority
West Sussex
52.4 18
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.10
Average
(-0.03 to 0.24)
27.9
Bridgnorth Endowed School
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Local authority
Shropshire
52.3 20
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.09
Average
(-0.07 to 0.26)
27.8
Roundhay School
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Leeds
52.2 21
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.09
Average
(-0.05 to 0.22)
27.7
St Benedict's Catholic High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Warwickshire
52.2 21
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.05
Average
(-0.15 to 0.25)
27.8
Greensward Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Essex
52.1 23
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.07
Average
(-0.06 to 0.20)
27.9
King James's School
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Local authority
North Yorkshire
51.8 24
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.01
Average
(-0.14 to 0.12)
27.7
Kings Langley School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Hertfordshire
51.4 25
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.01
Average
(-0.17 to 0.15)
27.9
Beckfoot School
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Bradford
51.3 26
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.02
Average
(-0.15 to 0.11)
27.8
Brighouse High School
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Local authority
Calderdale
51.1 27
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.06
Average
(-0.20 to 0.08)
27.8
Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School
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Local authority
Birmingham
50.7 28
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.09
Average
(-0.24 to 0.07)
27.9
Stationers' Crown Woods Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Greenwich
50.5 29
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.08
Average
(-0.21 to 0.05)
27.8
Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form
(Academy)

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Local authority
Essex
50.4 30
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.11
Average
(-0.25 to 0.02)
27.8
Longdendale High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Tameside
50.3 31
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.12
Average
(-0.28 to 0.05)
27.9
Campion School
(Academy)

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Northamptonshire
50.1 32
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.15
Average
(-0.29 to 0.00)
27.8
Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School
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Local authority
Rochdale
50.1 32
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.13
Average
(-0.28 to 0.03)
27.9
Chislehurst School for Girls
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Bromley
50.0 34
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.16
Below national average
(-0.30 to -0.01)
28
Birchwood High School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Hertfordshire
49.8 35
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.16
Below national average
(-0.30 to -0.01)
27.8
Laurence Jackson School
(Maintained School)
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Local authority
Redcar and Cleveland
49.4 36
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.22
Below national average
(-0.35 to -0.09)
27.8
The Coleshill School
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Local authority
Warwickshire
49.4 36
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.19
Average
(-0.40 to 0.03)
27.9
Lode Heath School
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Local authority
Solihull
49.3 38
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.19
Below national average
(-0.34 to -0.04)
28
St Bernard's Catholic High School
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Local authority
Cumbria
49.3 38
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.24
Below national average
(-0.39 to -0.08)
27.9
Trinity Church of England School, Lewisham
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Local authority
Lewisham
49.3 38
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.27
Below national average
(-0.47 to -0.06)
27.9
Coopers School
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Bromley
49.2 41
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.24
Below national average
(-0.39 to -0.10)
27.9
The Studio School Liverpool
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Liverpool
49.2 41
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.29
Below national average
(-0.54 to -0.04)
27.8
Christ The King Voluntary Academy
(Academy)
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Local authority
Nottinghamshire
49.1 43
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.21
Below national average
(-0.39 to -0.03)
27.9
Darton College
(Maintained School)
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Local authority
Barnsley
49.0 44
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.27
Below national average
(-0.43 to -0.11)
27.8
Quintin Kynaston
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Local authority
Westminster
49.0 44
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.20
Below national average
(-0.35 to -0.05)
27.7
Moorside High School
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Salford
48.9 46
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.26
Below national average
(-0.41 to -0.10)
27.8
All Saints' Church of England School, Weymouth
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Dorset
48.6 47
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.29
Below national average
(-0.45 to -0.13)
27.8
Vale of York Academy
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Local authority
York
48.5 48
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.32
Below national average
(-0.53 to -0.12)
27.8
Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Sports College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Staffordshire
48.1 49
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.26
Below national average
(-0.46 to -0.06)
27.7
Lathom High School : A Technology College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Lancashire
48.0 50
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.32
Below national average
(-0.51 to -0.13)
27.8
Stocksbridge High School
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Sheffield
48.0 50
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.36
Below national average
(-0.53 to -0.19)
27.8
Wolstanton High Academy
(Academy)
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Local authority
Staffordshire
45.1 52
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.62
Well below national average
(-0.77 to -0.46)
27.9
Walbottle Campus
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Newcastle upon Tyne
45.0 53
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.69
Well below national average
(-0.82 to -0.56)
27.8
Halewood Academy
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Knowsley
43.8 54
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.76
Well below national average
(-0.92 to -0.61)
27.8
Irlam and Cadishead College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Salford
42.1 55
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.94
Well below national average
(-1.11 to -0.78)
27.9

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West Park School
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Derby
57.9 NA
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.60
Well above national average
(0.46 to 0.73)
28
Type of school

Academy - government funded but run by an academy trust rather than a local authority.
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.

For further explanation, see Types of school

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.

Progress 8

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 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

The average Progress 8 score for 'mainstream' schools in England is 0. Mainstream schools are schools that aren’t special schools or 'alternative provision settings' (for example pupil referral units). Most schools score between -1 and +1. If a school scores +1 and above, it shows that pupils made exceptionally good progress. If the score is below -0.5, the school may come under increased scrutiny and receive additional support.

Confidence intervals

It is difficult to say with certainty how much of the Progress 8 score is down to the school (which may have scored higher with a different group of pupils) and how much is down to the pupils (for example some may have performed well at any school). The confidence interval reflects this uncertainty. If the confidence intervals for two schools overlap, then we can't say for certain that the two Progress 8 scores for these schools are significantly different.

Generally speaking, the greater the number of students, the smaller the range of the confidence interval. For smaller schools, the confidence interval tends to be larger, since fewer pupils are included, and therefore the score will be more greatly impacted by performance of individual pupils.

A school is above average if their Progress 8 score is above 0 and the whole confidence interval is above 0. Similarly, a school is below average if their Progress 8 score is below 0 and the whole confidence interval is below 0.

More information on statistical confidence

How we calculate the Progress 8 descriptions ('bandings'):

Progress 8 descriptionSchool is given the description if...
Well above averageScore is 0.5 or higher, and lower confidence interval is 0 or higher.
Above averageScore is higher than 0 but lower than 0.5, and lower confidence interval is higher than 0.
Close to national averageLower confidence interval is 0 or lower, and the upper confidence interval is 0 or higher.
Below averageScore is -0.5 or higher but less than 0, and upper confidence interval is lower than 0.
Well below averageScore is lower than -0.5 and upper confidence interval is lower than 0.

Detailed guide to Progress 8 - for more information about how the Progress 8 score is calculated.

Attainment 8

Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

Position within the group

This is a ranking with the group of schools in the list, based on the Attainment 8 score.

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