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Schools similar toPoole High School

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Ormiston Chadwick Academy (Academy)
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Halton 51 1 Well above average 0.83 27.4
Khalsa Secondary Academy (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 48.3 2 Above average 0.47 27.3
Rosedale College (Academy)
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Hillingdon 48 3 Well above average 0.51 27.3
Newfield Secondary School (Academy)
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Sheffield 47.5 4 Well above average 0.55 26.9
Outwood Academy Danum (Academy)
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Doncaster 46.8 5 Above average 0.33 27.3
The Hathershaw College (Academy)
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Oldham 46.8 5 Above average 0.46 27.4
Ormiston Venture Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 46.6 7 Above average 0.4 27.4
Bedford Free School (Academy)
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Bedford 46.5 8 Above average 0.38 27.3
Heron Hall Academy (Academy)
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Enfield 46.5 8 Above average 0.34 27.4
Brayton Academy (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 46 10 Above average 0.32 27.5
Torquay Academy (Academy)
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Torbay 45.8 11 Average 0.19 27.7
St John Bosco Arts College (Maintained School)
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Liverpool 45.4 12 Average 0.22 27.3
Poole High School (Maintained School)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 45 13 Above average 0.18 27.4
Somervale School Specialist Media Arts College (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 44 14 Average 0.07 27.5
Hall Park Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 43.9 15 Average 0.14 27.5
Oxford Spires Academy (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 43.9 15 Average 0.14 27.1
The Portsmouth Academy (Academy)
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Portsmouth 43.9 15 Average 0.18 27.1
Woodchurch High School (Academy)
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Wirral 43.1 18 Average 0.02 27.5
Caedmon College Whitby (Maintained School)
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North Yorkshire 42.9 19 Average 0 27.2
Woodlands School (Academy)
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Essex 42.5 20 Average -0.04 27.2
Mount St Joseph (Maintained School)
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Bolton 42.2 21 Average -0.09 27.5
Poltair School (Maintained School)
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Cornwall 41.7 22 Average -0.16 27.2
Stewards Academy - Science Specialist, Harlow (Academy)
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Essex 40.9 23 Below average -0.21 27.3
DSLV E-ACT Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 40.4 24 Below average -0.24 27.1
Denton Community College (Maintained School)
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Tameside 40.1 25 Below average -0.26 27.3
Mill Chase Academy (Academy)
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Hampshire 40 26 Average -0.23 27.5
Mount St Mary's Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Leeds 39.9 27 Average -0.1 27.1
Regent High School (Maintained School)
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Camden 39.9 27 Below average -0.26 27.4
Walton Le Dale High School (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 39.9 27 Below average -0.31 27.5
Christ's College, Guildford (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Surrey 39.6 30 Below average -0.39 27
Holy Trinity Catholic School (Maintained School)
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Birmingham 39.5 31 Below average -0.34 27
Ortu Hassenbrook Academy (Academy)
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Thurrock 39.1 32 Below average -0.38 27.5
Essa Academy (Academy)
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Bolton 39 33 Average 0.02 26.9
The Ripley Academy (Academy)
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Derbyshire 38.7 34 Below average -0.42 27.3
Shuttleworth College (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 38.5 35 Below average -0.42 27.3
The St Leonards Academy (Academy)
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East Sussex 38.4 36 Below average -0.45 27.3
Smithills School (Academy)
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Bolton 38 37 Below average -0.3 27
Nottingham Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 37.9 38 Below average -0.3 27.1
Cordeaux Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 37.3 39 Well below average -0.57 27.6
Hartshill School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 37.3 39 Well below average -0.53 27.3
North Birmingham Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 37.3 39 Well below average -0.61 27.2
Blacon High School, A Specialist Sports College (Maintained School)
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Cheshire West and Chester 37.1 42 Well below average -0.55 27.4
Moseley School and Sixth Form (Maintained School)
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Birmingham 36.8 43 Below average -0.34 26.8
Oak Academy (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 36.8 43 Well below average -0.65 27.3
The Boulevard Academy (Academy)
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Kingston upon Hull City of 36 45 Well below average -0.65 26.6
Lincoln Castle Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 35.7 46 Well below average -0.7 27.5
St Aidan's Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Darlington 35.3 47 Well below average -0.76 27.4
Almondbury Community School (Maintained School)
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Kirklees 35 48 Well below average -0.71 27.2
King's Lynn Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 35 48 Well below average -0.81 27
Kirkby High School (Academy)
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Knowsley 34.8 50 Well below average -0.8 27.4
Carisbrooke College (Maintained School)
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Isle of Wight 33.9 51 Well below average -0.84 27.4
Wey Valley Academy (Academy)
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Dorset 33.8 52 Well below average -0.91 27.6
Norham High School (Maintained School)
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North Tyneside 30.8 53 Well below average -1.13 27.3
The Studio @ Deyes (Academy)
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Liverpool 21.8 54 -1.91 27.1
Middlesbrough College (College)
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Middlesbrough 6.6 55 -3.23 27.6

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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.

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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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