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Schools similar toCardinal Allen Catholic High School, Fleetwood

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Eden Girls' School Waltham Forest (Academy)
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Waltham Forest 59.8 1 Well above average 1.29 28.8
St Augustine's Roman Catholic High School, Billington (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Lancashire 54.8 2 Well above average 0.77 28.6
Southfield School for Girls (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 53.9 3 Well above average 0.69 28.8
St Paul's Catholic College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Surrey 53.8 4 Well above average 0.71 28.7
Wickersley School and Sports College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Rotherham 53.2 5 Well above average 0.6 28.4
Central Foundation Girls' School (Maintained School)
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Tower Hamlets 52.9 6 Well above average 0.57 28.6
Heartlands Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 52.8 7 Well above average 0.6 28.7
Heathfield Community College (Maintained School)
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East Sussex 52.1 8 Above average 0.49 28.6
Hounsdown School (Academy)
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Hampshire 52 9 Above average 0.47 28.6
Northampton School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Northamptonshire 50.5 10 Above average 0.32 28.5
Tarleton Academy (Academy)
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Lancashire 50 11 Above average 0.27 28.6
Parkside Academy (Academy)
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Durham 49.9 12 Above average 0.28 28.6
Cartmel Priory CofE School (Academy)
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Cumbria 49.6 13 Average 0.22 28.6
Kingstone High School (Academy)
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Herefordshire 49.3 14 Average 0.18 28.4
The Earls High School (Academy)
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Dudley 48.9 15 Above average 0.19 28.6
Hedingham School and Sixth Form (Academy)
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Essex 48.4 16 Average 0.12 28.6
Malton School (Maintained School)
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North Yorkshire 48.2 17 Average 0.08 28.5
The Kimberley School (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 48.2 17 Average 0.09 28.5
Abbeyfield School (Maintained School)
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Wiltshire 48.1 19 Average 0.03 28.5
Reepham High School and College (Academy)
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Norfolk 47.9 20 Average 0.05 28.3
Bingley Grammar School (Maintained School)
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Bradford 47.7 21 Average 0.07 28.5
Wollaston School (Maintained School)
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Northamptonshire 47.7 21 Average 0.04 28.8
Steyning Grammar School (Maintained School)
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West Sussex 47.5 23 Average 0.03 28.4
The Polesworth School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 47.3 24 Average 0.02 28.7
Caldew School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Cumbria 47.2 25 Average 0.01 28.6
Headlands School (Maintained School)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 47.2 25 Average 0 28.8
Campsmount Academy (Academy)
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Doncaster 47.1 27 Average 0 28.8
The Lakes School (Maintained School)
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Cumbria 46.7 28 Average 0 28.6
Pershore High School (Academy)
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Worcestershire 46.4 29 -0.03 28.5
Horndean Technology College (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 46.3 30 Average -0.09 28.4
Redcar Academy - A Community School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Academy)
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Redcar and Cleveland 46.1 31 Average -0.12 28.6
Ninestiles, an Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 46 32 Average -0.14 28.4
Woolwich Polytechnic School (Academy)
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Greenwich 46 32 Average -0.03 28.6
Mount Grace School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 45.9 34 Average -0.1 28.9
Winchcombe School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 45.7 35 Average -0.08 28.6
Springwood High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 45.6 36 Average -0.11 28.5
Camborne Science and International Academy (Academy)
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Cornwall 45.4 37 Average -0.16 28.7
St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy (Academy)
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Derbyshire 45.2 38 Average -0.21 28.9
Matravers School (Maintained School)
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Wiltshire 45 39 Below average -0.23 28.5
The Arnewood School (Academy)
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Hampshire 44.9 40 Below average -0.31 28.4
Rushden Community College (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 44.5 41 Below average -0.24 28.6
Dyke House Sports and Technology College (Academy)
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Hartlepool 44.3 42 Below average -0.23 28.6
William Howard School (Academy)
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Cumbria 44.3 42 Below average -0.26 28.6
Long Field Academy (Academy)
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Leicestershire 44.1 44 Below average -0.28 28.6
West Derby School (Academy)
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Liverpool 44.1 44 Below average -0.32 28.6
Applemore College (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 43.9 46 Below average -0.3 28.4
Bournville School (Academy)
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Birmingham 43.4 47 Below average -0.26 28.6
Penketh High School (Academy)
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Warrington 43.3 48 Below average -0.35 28.6
King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 43.1 49 Below average -0.43 28.7
Test Valley School (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 43.1 49 Below average -0.44 28.8
Kettlethorpe High School, A Specialist Maths and Computing College (Maintained School)
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Wakefield 42.9 51 Below average -0.36 28.4
Litherland High School (Academy)
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Sefton 42.6 52 Below average -0.38 28.6
Bedminster Down School (Academy)
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Bristol City of 42.1 53 Below average -0.45 28.8
Cardinal Allen Catholic High School, Fleetwood (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 41.3 54 Well below average -0.58 28.5
Digitech Studio School (Academy)
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South Gloucestershire 40.3 55 -0.55 28.8
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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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