'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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|Weald of Kent Grammar School (Academy)||Kent||71.2||1||Well above average 1.01||32.4|
|Highworth Grammar School (Academy)||Kent||71.1||2||Well above average 0.98||32.3|
|Upton Court Grammar School (Academy)||Slough||71||3||Well above average 0.99||32.2|
|Watford Grammar School for Boys (Academy)||Hertfordshire||69.7||4||Well above average 0.74||32.2|
|Wirral Grammar School for Girls (Academy)||Wirral||69.5||5||Well above average 0.77||32.3|
|Cranbrook School (Academy)||Kent||68.4||6||LOWCOV opens a popup||31.8|
|The Crypt School (Academy)||Gloucestershire||68.1||7||Well above average 0.66||32.4|
|Herschel Grammar School (Academy)||Slough||68||8||Well above average 0.54||32.4|
|Upton Hall School FCJ (Academy)||Wirral||67.5||9||Well above average 0.88||31.7|
|Bourne Grammar School (Academy)||Lincolnshire||67.4||10||Well above average 0.67||32.1|
|Highsted Grammar School (Academy)||Kent||66.9||11||Well above average 0.5||32.4|
|Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School (Academy)||Lincolnshire||66.7||12||Well above average 0.59||32.1|
|The Rochester Grammar School (Academy)||Medway||66.6||13||Well above average 0.63||32|
|Parmiter's School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||66.4||14||Well above average 0.55||31.8|
|Queen Elizabeth's Grammar Alford - A Selective Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||66.3||15||Well above average 0.67||31.9|
|Sacred Heart High School (Academy)||Hammersmith and Fulham||66||16||Well above average 0.74||31.6|
|Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School (Academy)||Medway||65.6||17||Above average 0.49||32.2|
|The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial RC School (Academy)||Kensington and Chelsea||65.6||17||Well above average 0.68||31.5|
|Spalding High School (Maintained School)||Lincolnshire||65.5||19||Well above average 0.64||31.8|
|The King's (The Cathedral) School (Academy)||Peterborough||65.5||19||Well above average 0.7||31.4|
|St George's School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||65||21||Well above average 0.83||31.2|
|Rainham Mark Grammar School (Academy)||Medway||64.8||22||Above average 0.36||32.3|
|The Five Islands School (Maintained School)||Isles Of Scilly||64.8||22||Well above average 0.85||31.6|
|Wilmington Grammar School for Boys (Academy)||Kent||64.8||22||Above average 0.37||32.2|
|King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys (Academy)||Birmingham||64.6||25||Above average 0.33||32.3|
|Fort Pitt Grammar School (Academy)||Medway||64.5||26||Above average 0.41||32.1|
|Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle (Academy)||Lincolnshire||64.5||26||Average 0.22||32.5|
|The Queen Elizabeth's High School, Gainsborough (Maintained School)||Lincolnshire||64.4||28||Above average 0.25||32.4|
|Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys (Maintained School)||Kent||64.3||29||Above average 0.39||32.2|
|Dover Grammar School for Girls (Maintained School)||Kent||64||30||Above average 0.45||31.9|
|The Folkestone School for Girls (Academy)||Kent||63.8||31||Above average 0.43||31.8|
|Wilmington Grammar School for Girls (Academy)||Kent||63.8||31||Average 0.22||32.4|
|Chatham Grammar School for Girls (Academy)||Medway||63.7||33||Well above average 0.6||31.5|
|Spalding Grammar School (Academy)||Lincolnshire||63.5||34||Above average 0.3||32.1|
|Oakwood Park Grammar School (Academy)||Kent||63.3||35||Average 0.17||32.4|
|The London Oratory School (Academy)||Hammersmith and Fulham||63.2||36||Well above average 0.59||31.3|
|Carre's Grammar School (Academy)||Lincolnshire||62.9||37||Average 0.09||32.4|
|Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||62.9||37||Average 0.19||32.2|
|King Edward VI Grammar School (Academy)||Lincolnshire||62.3||39||Average 0.08||32.4|
|The Norton Knatchbull School (Academy)||Kent||62.3||39||Average 0.16||32.1|
|Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School (Academy)||Kent||61.4||41||Average -0.03||32.4|
|Plymouth High School for Girls (Maintained School)||Plymouth||61.3||42||Average 0.08||32.1|
|The King David High School (Academy)||Manchester||61.1||43||Above average 0.45||31.2|
|The Coopers' Company and Coborn School (Academy)||Havering||60.9||44||Above average 0.39||31.3|
|St Anselm's College (Academy)||Wirral||60.8||45||Above average 0.26||31.7|
|Borden Grammar School (Academy)||Kent||60.1||46||Average -0.03||32.1|
|The Harvey Grammar School (Academy)||Kent||59.3||47||Average -0.06||32|
|Holcombe Grammar School (Academy)||Medway||59.2||48||Average 0.17||31.5|
|The Becket School (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||58.7||49||Average 0.2||31|
|Old Swinford Hospital (Maintained School)||Dudley||57.7||50||Average 0.05||31.3|
|Skegness Grammar School (Academy)||Lincolnshire||57.7||50||Average -0.03||31.7|
|Kings Priory School (Academy)||North Tyneside||57.3||52||Average -0.18||31.3|
|The Priory Academy LSST (Academy)||Lincolnshire||57.1||53||Average -0.07||31.4|
|Dover Grammar School for Boys (Maintained School)||Kent||56.2||54||Average -0.17||31.5|
|The Boston Grammar School (Academy)||Lincolnshire||56||55||Average -0.27||31.6|
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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Local authority (Sorts by this column)
Attainment 8 score (Sorts by this column)
School position within group (Sorts by this column in descending order)
Progress 8 score, description (Sorts by this column)
Average point score at key stage 2 (Sorts by this column)
|Torquay Boys' Grammar School (Academy)||Torbay||72.5||-- opens a popup||Well above average 0.78||33|
- 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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