'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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|Eden Girls' School Coventry (Academy)||Coventry||57.4||1||Well above average 1.36||27.6|
|Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)||Birmingham||52.3||2||Well above average 0.84||27.5|
|Batley Girls High School (Academy)||Kirklees||50.4||3||Well above average 0.7||27.5|
|Yate Academy (Academy)||South Gloucestershire||50.3||4||Well above average 0.68||27.5|
|Feversham Academy (Academy)||Bradford||49.5||5||Well above average 0.7||27.6|
|Loxford School (Academy)||Redbridge||49.2||6||Well above average 0.54||27.5|
|Settlebeck School (Academy)||Cumbria||48.4||7||Well above average 0.5||27.6|
|Skinners' Kent Academy (Academy)||Kent||47.3||8||Above average 0.39||27.5|
|St Gregory's Catholic School (Academy)||Kent||47.2||9||Above average 0.36||27.4|
|Townsend CofE School (Maintained School)||Hertfordshire||46.9||10||Above average 0.32||27.2|
|Challney High School for Girls (Academy)||Luton||46.7||11||Above average 0.36||27.4|
|Ark Globe Academy (Academy)||Southwark||46.6||12||Above average 0.39||27.4|
|Bishop Perowne CofE College (Academy)||Worcestershire||45.5||13||Above average 0.28||27.3|
|All Hallows RC High School (Maintained School)||Salford||44.9||14||Average 0.16||27.3|
|Cantell School (Maintained School)||Southampton||44.5||15||Average 0.07||27.3|
|Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School (Maintained School)||Reading||44.1||16||Average 0.13||27.3|
|The Dukeries Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Nottinghamshire||43.9||17||Average 0.03||27.7|
|Ark Kings Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||43.8||18||Average -0.08||27.8|
|Whitecross Hereford (Academy)||Herefordshire||43.8||18||Average 0.06||27.4|
|Hertswood Academy (Academy)||Hertfordshire||43.5||20||Average 0.02||27.6|
|Witton Park Academy (Academy)||Blackburn with Darwen||43.1||21||Average -0.01||27.5|
|The Hollins (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Lancashire||43||22||Average -0.05||27.5|
|Biddulph High School (Academy)||Staffordshire||42.7||23||-0.07||27.3|
|Haydon Bridge Community High School and Sports College (Maintained School)||Northumberland||42.2||24||Average -0.09||27.4|
|Churchill Community College (Maintained School)||North Tyneside||41.9||25||Average -0.17||27.5|
|Aylesford School and Sixth Form College (Academy)||Warwickshire||41.8||26||Average -0.16||27.3|
|Longfield Academy (Academy)||Kent||41.7||27||Average -0.17||27.6|
|North Liverpool Academy (Academy)||Liverpool||41.4||28||Average -0.2||27.4|
|Kettering Science Academy (Academy)||Northamptonshire||41.3||29||Average -0.14||27.5|
|Holly Lodge Girls' College (Maintained School)||Liverpool||41.2||30||Average -0.24||27.3|
|Haywood Academy (Academy)||Stoke-on-Trent||41.1||31||Below average -0.2||27.3|
|Droylsden Academy (Academy)||Tameside||40.9||32||Below average -0.31||27.5|
|The Wellington Academy (Academy)||Wiltshire||39.8||33||Below average -0.41||27.7|
|Vale of York Academy (Academy)||York||39.8||33||Below average -0.37||27.4|
|Graham School (Maintained School)||North Yorkshire||39.1||35||Below average -0.41||27.4|
|St Mary's Catholic College, A Voluntary Academy (Academy)||Wirral||39||36||Below average -0.46||27.6|
|Pegasus Academy (Academy)||Dudley||38.8||37||Below average -0.43||27.2|
|Co-op Academy North Manchester (Academy)||Manchester||38.7||38||Well below average -0.51||27.3|
|Iceni Academy (Academy)||Norfolk||38.5||39||Below average -0.44||27.5|
|Welling School (Academy)||Bexley||38.4||40||Well below average -0.51||27.6|
|St Andrew's CofE School (Maintained School)||Croydon||37.6||41||Well below average -0.64||27.6|
|Sir John Hunt Community Sports College (Maintained School)||Plymouth||37.5||42||Well below average -0.59||27.1|
|Great Wyrley High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Staffordshire||37.1||43||Well below average -0.61||27.5|
|Berwick Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Northumberland||36.9||44||-0.64||27.4|
|Willenhall E-ACT Academy (Academy)||Walsall||36.8||45||Well below average -0.62||27.6|
|Westleigh High School (Maintained School)||Wigan||36.2||46||Well below average -0.71||27.4|
|Bolton St Catherine's Academy (Academy)||Bolton||36||47||Well below average -0.69||27.3|
|Shrewsbury Academy (Academy)||Shropshire||35.5||48||Well below average -0.77||27.6|
|Oasis Academy Oldham (Academy)||Oldham||35.3||49||Well below average -0.77||27.4|
|Raine's Foundation School (Maintained School)||Tower Hamlets||34.9||50||Well below average -0.84||27.4|
|Wexham School (Maintained School)||Slough||34.9||50||Well below average -0.86||27.5|
|The Holmesdale School (Maintained School)||Kent||34.3||52||Well below average -0.87||27.5|
|York High School (Maintained School)||York||33.9||53||Well below average -0.93||27.3|
|Copley Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Tameside||33.8||54||Well below average -0.94||27.6|
|Newall Green High School (Academy)||Manchester||32||55||Well below average -1.18||27.6|
As there is no better performing similar school in this group that is within 75 miles of the school that has been highlighted, we've selected an additional school outside of this radius. The method for selecting a school from outside this group is explained in the similar schools guidance. opens in a new window
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School name and type (Sorts by this column)
Local authority (Sorts by this column)
Attainment 8 score (Sorts by this column in descending order)
School position within group (Sorts by this column)
Progress 8 score, description (Sorts by this column)
Average point score at key stage 2 (Sorts by this column)
|Archbishop Holgate's School, A Church of England Academy (Academy)||York||52.7||-- opens a popup||Well above average 0.6||28|
- 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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