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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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|Greenford High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Ealing||54.9||1||Well above average 0.84||28.5|
|Highbury Fields School (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Islington||52.8||2||Well above average 0.76||28.5|
|St Edmund's Catholic School (Maintained School)||Portsmouth||52.2||3||Well above average 0.55||28.5|
|Ricards Lodge High School (Maintained School)||Merton||51.4||4||Well above average 0.54||28.4|
|St Mark's West Essex Catholic School (Academy)||Essex||50.7||5||Above average 0.46||28.6|
|Studley High School (Academy)||Warwickshire||49.8||6||Above average 0.28||28.3|
|King Edward VI Church of England Voluntary Controlled Upper School (Maintained School)||Suffolk||49.5||7||Above average 0.28||28.3|
|Weald School, The (Maintained School)||West Sussex||49.5||7||Above average 0.23||28.5|
|Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School (Maintained School)||Islington||49.4||9||Above average 0.24||28.4|
|Wootton Upper School (Academy)||Bedford||49.1||10||0.26||28.4|
|Blenheim High School (Academy)||Surrey||49||11||Above average 0.23||28.4|
|Cottingham High School and Sixth Form College (Academy)||East Riding of Yorkshire||48.7||12||Above average 0.22||28.4|
|Dene Magna School (Academy)||Gloucestershire||48.6||13||Above average 0.23||28.4|
|Hessle High School and Penshurst Primary School (Academy)||East Riding of Yorkshire||48.6||13||Above average 0.21||28.4|
|Harris Academy Falconwood (Academy)||Bexley||48.4||15||Above average 0.2||28.6|
|Plymstock School (Academy)||Plymouth||48.3||16||Average 0.16||28.5|
|Tuxford Academy (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||47.9||17||Average 0.12||28.6|
|St Ignatius College (Maintained School)||Enfield||47.8||18||Average 0.15||28.4|
|John Flamsteed Community School (Academy)||Derbyshire||47.7||19||Average 0.1||28.6|
|South Craven School (Academy)||North Yorkshire||47.7||19||Average 0.13||28.5|
|Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Academy)||Stoke-on-Trent||47.3||21||Average 0.07||28.5|
|Manor School Sports College (Academy)||Northamptonshire||47.1||22||Average 0.06||28.3|
|The Lacon Childe School (Academy)||Shropshire||46.5||23||Average -0.03||28.4|
|De Aston School (Academy)||Lincolnshire||46.4||24||Average -0.02||28.6|
|Thomas More Catholic School (Maintained School)||Croydon||46.3||25||Average 0.06||28.3|
|The Chalfonts Community College (Academy)||Buckinghamshire||46.2||26||Average -0.06||28.5|
|Belfairs Academy (Academy)||Southend-on-Sea||46.1||27||Average -0.08||28.6|
|Wath Comprehensive School : A Language College (Maintained School)||Rotherham||45.8||28||Average -0.08||28.3|
|Forge Valley School (Academy)||Sheffield||45.7||29||Average -0.1||28.2|
|Meadowhead School Academy Trust (Academy)||Sheffield||45.7||29||Average -0.04||28.3|
|St Edmunds Catholic Academy (Academy)||Wolverhampton||45.6||31||Average -0.11||28.6|
|St Wilfrid's Catholic High School & Sixth Form College: A Voluntary Academy (Academy)||Wakefield||45.5||32||Average -0.12||28.3|
|Felpham Community College (Maintained School)||West Sussex||45.4||33||Average -0.08||28.4|
|The John Warner School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||45.4||33||Average -0.14||28.6|
|Howden School (Maintained School)||East Riding of Yorkshire||44.8||35||Average -0.17||28.5|
|The Marches School (Academy)||Shropshire||44.7||36||Below average -0.18||28.5|
|Greensward Academy (Academy)||Essex||44.6||37||Below average -0.18||28.5|
|Ark Burlington Danes Academy (Academy)||Hammersmith and Fulham||44.2||38||Below average -0.28||28.5|
|The Sutton Academy (Academy)||St. Helens||44.1||39||Below average -0.25||28.5|
|Birchwood Community High School (Academy)||Warrington||43.9||40||Below average -0.26||28.4|
|Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Liverpool||43.7||41||Below average -0.28||28.6|
|Virgo Fidelis Convent Senior School (Maintained School)||Croydon||43.7||41||Average -0.16||28.5|
|IES Breckland (Academy)||Suffolk||43.4||43||Below average -0.3||28.6|
|Coopers School (Academy)||Bromley||43.3||44||Below average -0.38||28.7|
|Lincoln UTC (Academy)||Lincolnshire||43.3||44||-0.35||28.5|
|Stopsley High School (Maintained School)||Luton||43.3||44||Below average -0.31||28.4|
|Sidmouth College (Maintained School)||Devon||42.7||47||Below average -0.4||28.6|
|LeAF Studio (Academy)||Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council||42||48||-0.52||28.6|
|Cansfield High School (Maintained School)||Wigan||41.4||49||Below average -0.5||28.6|
|Westfield School (Maintained School)||Sheffield||41.3||50||Well below average -0.52||28.4|
|Frederick Gent School (Maintained School)||Derbyshire||40.5||51||Well below average -0.59||28.5|
|Royton and Crompton School (Maintained School)||Oldham||39.4||52||Well below average -0.67||28.6|
|Stantonbury International (Academy)||Milton Keynes||38||53||Well below average -0.77||28.5|
|Tanfield School, Specialist College of Science and Engineering (Maintained School)||Durham||36.9||54||Well below average -0.94||28.5|
|Woodlands Community College (Maintained School)||Southampton||34.9||55||Well below average -1.08||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 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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