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Schools similar toSt John Fisher Catholic High School

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The Steiner Academy Hereford (Academy)
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Herefordshire 47.7 1 Well above average 1.41 24.3
Upper Wharfedale School (Maintained School)
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North Yorkshire 43.4 2 Well above average 0.61 25.1
George Dixon Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 41.3 3 Average 0.22 25.3
North Cambridge Academy (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 40.6 4 Average 0.32 25.6
The John Wallis Church of England Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 40.3 5 Above average 0.22 25.5
Spalding Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 39.2 6 Average 0.14 25.5
St Aldhelm's Academy (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 38.5 7 Above average 0.45 24.3
King Edward VI Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 38.4 8 Average 0.03 25.9
Colton Hills Community School (Maintained School)
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Wolverhampton 38.2 9 Average 0.23 24.8
The City Academy Bristol (Academy)
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Bristol City of 38 10 Average 0.26 24.6
Kingsley Academy (Academy)
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Hounslow 37.8 11 LOWCOV opens a popup 24.2
Thomas Clarkson Academy (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 37.8 11 Average 0.1 25
St Clement's High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 37.4 13 Average 0 25.6
The Barnes Wallis Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lincolnshire 37.4 13 Average -0.09 25.6
New Line Learning Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 37.3 15 Average -0.12 25.2
Leeds City Academy (Academy)
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Leeds 37.1 16 LOWCOV opens a popup 23.7
Sarum Academy (Academy)
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Wiltshire 37.1 16 Average 0.02 25.7
University Academy Keighley (Academy)
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Bradford 37.1 16 Average -0.04 25.4
Oasis Academy Lister Park (Academy)
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Bradford 36.9 19 Average 0.12 25.2
Brymore Academy (Academy)
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Somerset 36.7 20 Average 0.03 25.1
The Priory Witham Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 35.6 21 Average -0.2 25.5
St John Fisher Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Peterborough 35.3 22 Average 0.22 24
Beacon Academy (Academy)
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North East Lincolnshire 35 23 Average -0.22 25.6
Dorset Studio School (Academy)
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Dorset 34.9 24 -0.08 25
The Skipton Academy (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 34.4 25 Average -0.26 25.7
Co-op Academy Leeds (Academy)
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Leeds 34.2 26 Below average -0.23 24.5
Waverley Studio College (Academy)
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Birmingham 34.2 26 -0.53 24.8
Clifton Community School (Maintained School)
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Rotherham 34.1 28 Average 0.04 23.8
Clacton Coastal Academy (Academy)
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Essex 33.7 29 Below average -0.4 25.6
King Richard School (Maintained School)
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Portsmouth 33.7 29 Below average -0.4 25.7
The Victory Academy (Academy)
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Medway 33.3 31 Average -0.24 25.2
Bath Community Academy (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 33.1 32 Below average -0.46 25.5
The Hewett Academy, Norwich (Academy)
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Norfolk 32.6 33 Well below average -0.53 25.5
St James Academy (Academy)
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Dudley 32.2 34 Well below average -0.53 25.6
Futures Community College (Maintained School)
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Southend-on-Sea 32.1 35 Well below average -0.57 25.5
St Mary's Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Croydon 31.8 36 Well below average -0.62 24.6
Parkwood E-Act Academy (Academy)
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Sheffield 31.5 37 Average -0.19 23.9
Fir Vale School (Academy)
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Sheffield 31.3 38 Average -0.2 23.9
City of Derby Academy (Academy)
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Derby 31.2 39 Well below average -0.63 24.9
The Royal Harbour Academy (Maintained School)
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Kent 31.1 40 Well below average -0.63 25.3
Dover Christ Church Academy (Academy)
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Kent 30.3 41 Well below average -0.66 24.9
Merrill Academy (Academy)
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Derby 29.3 42 Well below average -0.58 24.6
Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey (Academy)
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Kent 29.2 43 Well below average -0.8 25.6
Gloucester Academy (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 28 44 Well below average -1.13 25.1
The Bemrose School (Maintained School)
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Derby 27.5 45 Well below average -0.55 22.8
The Bath Studio School (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 26.1 46 -1.11 25.6
Hartsdown Academy (Academy)
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Kent 23.3 47 Well below average -1.19 24.7
Stephenson Studio School (Academy)
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Leicestershire 23.2 48 -0.78 23
UTC Plymouth (Academy)
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Plymouth 20.2 49 -1.82 25.9
Parkside Studio College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hillingdon 16.8 50 -1.07 24.9
Cambridge Regional College (College)
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Cambridgeshire 10.2 51 -2.2 23.9
South and City College Birmingham (College)
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Birmingham 5.4 52 LOWCOV opens a popup 24.6
Northumberland College (College)
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Northumberland 3.1 53 -2.94 25
Tyne Coast College (College)
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South Tyneside 2.7 54 -2.82 23.7
West Thames College (College)
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Hounslow 2.5 55 LOWCOV opens a popup 24.6
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Attainment 8 score

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 .

Position within the group

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

Progress 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.

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.

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