Compare to similar schools

Schools similar toPoltair School

'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.

more info Click to expand

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:

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.

HideShow table options Click to expand

Updating page...

Table showing similar schools.
HideShow sorting options Click to expand
Torquay Academy (Academy)
CreateTorquay Academy My schools list
Torbay 45.8 12 Average 0.19 27.7
Cordeaux Academy (Academy)
CreateCordeaux Academy My schools list
Lincolnshire 37.3 39 Well below average -0.57 27.6
Middlesbrough College (College)
CreateMiddlesbrough College My schools list
Middlesbrough 6.6 55 -3.23 27.6
Brayton Academy (Academy)
CreateBrayton Academy My schools list
North Yorkshire 46 10 Above average 0.32 27.5
Hall Park Academy (Academy)
CreateHall Park Academy My schools list
Nottinghamshire 43.9 17 Average 0.14 27.5
Lincoln Castle Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
CreateLincoln Castle Academy My schools list
Lincolnshire 35.7 45 Well below average -0.7 27.5
Oakmoor School (Academy)
CreateOakmoor School My schools list
Hampshire 40 27 Average -0.23 27.5
Ortu Hassenbrook Academy (Academy)
CreateOrtu Hassenbrook Academy My schools list
Thurrock 39.1 31 Below average -0.38 27.5
Woodchurch High School (Academy)
CreateWoodchurch High School My schools list
Wirral 43.1 19 Average 0.02 27.5
Atherton Community School (Academy)
CreateAtherton Community School My schools list
Wigan 34.5 50 Well below average -0.8 27.4
Blacon High School, A Specialist Sports College (Maintained School)
CreateBlacon High School, A Specialist Sports College My schools list
Cheshire West and Chester 37.1 42 Well below average -0.55 27.4
Carisbrooke College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
CreateCarisbrooke College My schools list
Isle of Wight 33.9 51 Well below average -0.84 27.4
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
CreateDarwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio My schools list
Blackburn with Darwen 28.3 53 -1.48 27.4
Kirkby High School (Academy)
CreateKirkby High School My schools list
Knowsley 34.8 49 Well below average -0.8 27.4
Ormiston Chadwick Academy (Academy)
CreateOrmiston Chadwick Academy My schools list
Halton 51 1 Well above average 0.83 27.4
Ormiston Venture Academy (Academy)
CreateOrmiston Venture Academy My schools list
Norfolk 46.6 7 Above average 0.4 27.4
Poole High School (Maintained School)
CreatePoole High School My schools list
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 45 15 Above average 0.18 27.4
Regent High School (Maintained School)
CreateRegent High School My schools list
Camden 39.9 28 Below average -0.26 27.4
The Hathershaw College (Academy)
CreateThe Hathershaw College My schools list
Oldham 46.8 5 Above average 0.46 27.4
Bedford Free School (Academy)
CreateBedford Free School My schools list
Bedford 46.5 8 Above average 0.38 27.3
Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form (Maintained School)
CreateBordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form My schools list
Birmingham 46.3 9 Above average 0.36 27.3
Castleford Academy (Academy)
CreateCastleford Academy My schools list
Wakefield 48.7 3 Well above average 0.54 27.3
Churchdown School (Academy)
CreateChurchdown School My schools list
Gloucestershire 45.9 11 Above average 0.3 27.3
Denton Community College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
CreateDenton Community College My schools list
Tameside 40.1 26 Below average -0.26 27.3
Harrogate High School (Academy)
CreateHarrogate High School My schools list
North Yorkshire 38.8 34 Average -0.23 27.3
Hartshill School (Academy)
CreateHartshill School My schools list
Warwickshire 37.3 39 Well below average -0.53 27.3
Norham High School (Maintained School)
CreateNorham High School My schools list
North Tyneside 30.8 52 Well below average -1.13 27.3
Outwood Academy Danum (Academy)
CreateOutwood Academy Danum My schools list
Doncaster 46.8 5 Above average 0.33 27.3
Rosedale College (Academy)
CreateRosedale College My schools list
Hillingdon 48 4 Well above average 0.51 27.3
Shuttleworth College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
CreateShuttleworth College My schools list
Lancashire 38.5 35 Below average -0.42 27.3
St John Bosco Arts College (Maintained School)
CreateSt John Bosco Arts College My schools list
Liverpool 45.4 14 Average 0.22 27.3
Stewards Academy - Science Specialist, Harlow (Academy)
CreateStewards Academy - Science Specialist, Harlow My schools list
Essex 40.9 24 Below average -0.21 27.3
The St Leonards Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
CreateThe St Leonards Academy My schools list
East Sussex 38.4 36 Below average -0.45 27.3
Almondbury Community School (Maintained School)
CreateAlmondbury Community School My schools list
Kirklees 35 46 Well below average -0.71 27.2
Caedmon College Whitby (Maintained School)
CreateCaedmon College Whitby My schools list
North Yorkshire 42.9 20 Average 0 27.2
North Birmingham Academy (Academy)
CreateNorth Birmingham Academy My schools list
Birmingham 37.3 39 Well below average -0.61 27.2
Poltair School (Maintained School)
CreatePoltair School My schools list
Cornwall 41.7 22 Average -0.16 27.2
Woodlands School (Academy)
CreateWoodlands School My schools list
Essex 42.5 21 Average -0.04 27.2
DSLV E-ACT Academy (Academy)
CreateDSLV E-ACT Academy My schools list
Northamptonshire 40.4 25 Below average -0.24 27.1
John Ruskin School (Maintained School)
CreateJohn Ruskin School My schools list
Cumbria 49.5 2 Well above average 0.66 27.1
Mount St Mary's Catholic High School (Maintained School)
CreateMount St Mary's Catholic High School My schools list
Leeds 39.9 28 Average -0.1 27.1
New College Leicester (Maintained School)
CreateNew College Leicester My schools list
Leicester 39.1 31 Below average -0.44 27.1
Nottingham Academy (Academy)
CreateNottingham Academy My schools list
Nottingham 37.9 38 Below average -0.3 27.1
Oxford Spires Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
CreateOxford Spires Academy My schools list
Oxfordshire 43.9 17 Average 0.14 27.1
The Studio @ Deyes (Academy)
CreateThe Studio @ Deyes My schools list
Liverpool 21.8 54 -1.91 27.1
Christ's College, Guildford (Academy)
CreateChrist's College, Guildford My schools list
Surrey 39.6 30 Below average -0.39 27
King's Lynn Academy (Academy)
CreateKing's Lynn Academy My schools list
Norfolk 35 46 Well below average -0.81 27
Park Community School (Maintained School)
CreatePark Community School My schools list
Hampshire 34.9 48 Well below average -0.8 27
Smithills School (Academy)
CreateSmithills School My schools list
Bolton 38 37 Below average -0.3 27
The Crest Academy (Academy)
CreateThe Crest Academy My schools list
Brent 44.3 16 Well above average 0.51 27
Essa Academy (Academy)
CreateEssa Academy My schools list
Bolton 39 33 Average 0.02 26.9
Appleby Grammar School (Academy)
CreateAppleby Grammar School My schools list
Cumbria 41.6 23 Average -0.07 26.8
Christ The King Catholic High School (Maintained School)
CreateChrist The King Catholic High School My schools list
Lancashire 45.8 12 Above average 0.46 26.8
Moseley School and Sixth Form (Maintained School)
CreateMoseley School and Sixth Form My schools list
Birmingham 36.8 43 Below average -0.34 26.8
The Boulevard Academy (Academy)
CreateThe Boulevard Academy My schools list
Kingston upon Hull City of 36 44 Well below average -0.65 26.6

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

HideShow sorting options Click to expand
School name and type (Sorts by this column)
Local authority (Sorts by this column)
Attainment 8 score (Sorts by this column)
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 in descending order)
The Roseland Academy (Academy)
CreateThe Roseland Academy My schools list
Cornwall 51.2 -- opens a popup Well above average 0.57 28.1
Type of school or college

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.

Back to top
Is there anything wrong with this page? Click to expand

Updating page