'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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|Forest Gate Community School (Academy)||Newham||55.3||1||Well above average 1.01||27.7|
|Copthall School (Academy)||Barnet||52.5||2||Well above average 0.76||27.8|
|Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (Academy)||Southwark||52.3||3||Well above average 0.79||28|
|South Charnwood High School (Academy)||Leicestershire||51.4||4||Well above average 0.69||27.7|
|South Molton Community College (Maintained School)||Devon||49.4||5||Well above average 0.5||27.7|
|Sandy Secondary School (Maintained School)||Central Bedfordshire||48.2||6||0.36||28|
|St Matthew Academy (Academy)||Lewisham||48||7||Above average 0.31||28.2|
|Sawtry Village Academy (Academy)||Cambridgeshire||47.2||8||Above average 0.26||27.9|
|Hellesdon High School (Academy)||Norfolk||46.8||9||Above average 0.22||27.9|
|Stalham High School (Academy)||Norfolk||46.7||10||Average 0.2||28|
|Park Hall Academy (Academy)||Solihull||46||11||Average 0.12||28.1|
|Charles Darwin School (Academy)||Bromley||45.5||12||Average 0.09||27.9|
|Kingsbury High School (Academy)||Brent||45.5||12||Above average 0.23||27.7|
|The Reach Free School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||45.2||14||Average -0.07||27.9|
|Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science (Maintained School)||North Yorkshire||44.9||15||Average 0.01||27.8|
|Hornsea School and Language College (Maintained School)||East Riding of Yorkshire||44.6||16||Average -0.01||27.9|
|Uxbridge High School (Academy)||Hillingdon||44.6||16||Average 0.01||28|
|Unity College (Maintained School)||Lancashire||44.5||18||Average -0.02||28|
|The Beaconsfield School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Buckinghamshire||44.1||19||Average -0.08||28.2|
|Parkside School (Maintained School)||Bradford||43.7||20||Average -0.08||28.1|
|Woodham Academy (Academy)||Durham||43.5||21||Average -0.1||27.9|
|Haberdashers Abraham Darby (Academy)||Telford and Wrekin||42.9||22||Below average -0.22||28|
|Flegg High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Norfolk||42.7||23||Average -0.2||27.9|
|Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School (Academy)||Warrington||42.4||24||Below average -0.24||27.8|
|City Academy Birmingham (Academy)||Birmingham||42.3||25||Average -0.13||27.9|
|Wood Green Academy (Academy)||Sandwell||42.2||26||Below average -0.26||28|
|Ryde Academy (Academy)||Isle of Wight||41.7||27||Below average -0.3||27.6|
|Saint Gabriel's College (Maintained School)||Lambeth||41.7||27||Average -0.07||28|
|The Dorcan Academy (Academy)||Swindon||41.7||27||Below average -0.29||28.1|
|Canons High School (Academy)||Harrow||41.6||30||Below average -0.27||27.8|
|Ercall Wood Technology College (Maintained School)||Telford and Wrekin||41.5||31||Below average -0.31||27.4|
|Waverley School (Academy)||Birmingham||41.5||31||Below average -0.3||27.8|
|Maltby Academy (Academy)||Rotherham||41.4||33||Below average -0.33||27.8|
|The Open Academy (Academy)||Norfolk||41.3||34||Below average -0.34||27.8|
|Blackpool Aspire Academy (Academy)||Blackpool||41.2||35||Below average -0.29||27.8|
|Ellesmere Port Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Cheshire West and Chester||41.2||35||Below average -0.35||28|
|Lincoln Christ's Hospital School (Academy)||Lincolnshire||41.1||37||Below average -0.35||27.7|
|Kearsley Academy (Academy)||Bolton||41||38||Below average -0.39||27.8|
|Jubilee High School (Academy)||Surrey||40.9||39||Below average -0.35||27.9|
|Ark Walworth Academy (Academy)||Southwark||40.6||40||Below average -0.44||27.8|
|Bridge Learning Campus (Academy)||Bristol City of||40.3||41||Below average -0.41||28.2|
|The Ilfracombe Church of England Academy (Academy)||Devon||40.3||41||Below average -0.37||27.9|
|Kenton School (Academy)||Newcastle upon Tyne||39.9||43||Below average -0.48||27.9|
|Grace Academy Coventry (Academy)||Coventry||39.8||44||Well below average -0.52||27.5|
|Morecambe Community High School (Maintained School)||Lancashire||39.7||45||Below average -0.5||27.9|
|Richard Rose Central Academy (Academy)||Cumbria||39.5||46||Well below average -0.52||28.2|
|Drapers' Academy (Academy)||Havering||37.8||47||Well below average -0.67||27.8|
|Manor Community Academy (Academy)||Hartlepool||36.7||48||Well below average -0.78||27.9|
|The Brittons Academy (Academy)||Havering||35.9||49||Well below average -0.82||28|
|The Lancaster Academy (Academy)||Leicester||35.3||50||Well below average -0.82||27.8|
|Oasis Academy Mayfield (Academy)||Southampton||34.9||51||Well below average -0.95||27.9|
|Ellis Guilford School (Maintained School)||Nottingham||34.8||52||Well below average -0.97||27.7|
|South Devon UTC (Academy)||Devon||32.8||53||-1.1||27.8|
|The Prescot School (Academy)||Knowsley||32.8||53||Well below average -1.17||28|
|Hillsview Academy (Academy)||Redcar and Cleveland||28.1||55||Well below average -1.58||28.1|
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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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)
|Eden Girls' School Coventry (Academy)||Coventry||57.4||-- opens a popup||Well above average 1.36||27.6|
- 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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