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Schools similar toCardinal Allen Catholic High School, Fleetwood

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Ark Burlington Danes Academy (Academy)
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Hammersmith and Fulham 45.6 46 Average -0.18 77% 4.13 29.3
North Cestrian School (Academy)
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Trafford 49.6 19 Average 0.02 17% 4.26 29.3
The Blyth Academy (Academy)
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Northumberland 41.8 54 Well below average -0.58 5% 3.42 29.3
Fulham Cross Girls' School and Language College (Academy)
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Hammersmith and Fulham 53.6 3 Well above average 0.51 35% 4.57 29.2
Holy Family Catholic School (Maintained school)
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Waltham Forest 51.1 9 Above average 0.36 19% 4.39 29.2
London Nautical School (Maintained school)
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Lambeth 42.1 53 Well below average -0.58 18% 3.61 29.2
Lydiard Park Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Swindon 47.9 28 Average -0.04 27% 4.09 29.2
Penair School (Academy)
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Cornwall 46.6 39 Average -0.15 30% 3.87 29.2
St Ambrose Barlow RC High School (Maintained school)
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Salford 40.8 55 Well below average -0.74 44% 3.46 29.2
St Augustine's Federated Schools: CE High School (Maintained school)
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Westminster 49.7 18 Average 0.15 22% 4.2 29.2
St Ives School (Academy)
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Cornwall 51.5 8 Above average 0.34 23% 4.24 29.2
Swakeleys School for Girls (Academy)
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Hillingdon 56.5 1 Well above average 0.84 51% 5.04 29.2
The Elton High School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bury 46.6 39 Average -0.16 34% 4.08 29.2
Tollbar Academy (Academy)
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North East Lincolnshire 50.5 13 Above average 0.24 64% 4.7 29.2
Walthamstow Academy (Academy)
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Waltham Forest 51.9 7 Above average 0.41 55% 4.5 29.2
West Lakes Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Cumbria 50.8 10 Above average 0.26 60% 4.46 29.2
William Brookes School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Shropshire 47.2 35 Average -0.1 48% 4.13 29.2
William Farr CofE Comprehensive School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 52.9 5 Above average 0.47 11% 4.24 29.2
Wolsingham School (Maintained school)
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County Durham 49.2 21 Average 0.09 14% 3.8 29.2
Bishop Challoner Girls' School (Maintained school)
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Tower Hamlets 52 6 Above average 0.35 35% 4.38 29.1
Cardinal Allen Catholic High School, Fleetwood (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 47.4 33 Average -0.08 34% 3.96 29.1
Durrington High School (Academy)
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West Sussex 50.6 11 Above average 0.22 45% 4.54 29.1
Fitzharrys School (Maintained school)
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Oxfordshire 45.9 42 Average -0.17 27% 4.01 29.1
Garstang Community Academy (Academy)
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Lancashire 50 17 Average 0.18 40% 4.32 29.1
Harton Academy (Academy)
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South Tyneside 46.8 38 Average -0.13 37% 3.99 29.1
Hazel Grove High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Stockport 47.3 34 Average -0.09 17% 3.92 29.1
Kingsford Community School (Maintained school)
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Newham 49.2 21 Average 0.12 53% 4.47 29.1
Passmores Academy (Academy)
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Essex 42.7 52 Well below average -0.52 19% 3.05 29.1
Patcham High School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Brighton and Hove 47.6 30 Average -0.06 44% 4.15 29.1
Sale High School (Maintained school)
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Trafford 47.5 31 Average -0.06 24% 4.11 29.1
St Anne's Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Rochdale 43.9 51 Well below average -0.54 18% 3.45 29.1
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School (Academy)
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Birmingham 48.8 24 Average 0.04 40% 4.17 29.1
Summerhill School (Maintained school)
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Dudley 50.1 15 Above average 0.2 39% 4.41 29.1
Tewkesbury School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 46.9 36 Average -0.12 10% 3.9 29.1
The Latimer Arts College (Maintained school)
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Northamptonshire 50.4 14 Above average 0.24 16% 4.22 29.1
The Stanway School (Academy)
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Essex 49.5 20 Average 0.13 32% 4.25 29.1
The Toynbee School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hampshire 45.7 45 Below average -0.24 39% 4.17 29.1
The Winston Churchill School A Specialist Sports College (Maintained school)
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Surrey 47.7 29 Average 0 81% 4.41 29.1
Wigmore School (Academy)
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Herefordshire, County of 48.6 25 Average 0.12 73% 4.57 29.1
Acland Burghley School (Maintained school)
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Camden 47.5 31 Average -0.08 51% 4.31 29
Chingford Foundation School (Academy)
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Waltham Forest 49.2 21 Average 0.11 86% 4.55 29
Kepier (Academy)
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Sunderland 45.5 47 Below average -0.27 36% 4 29
Okehampton College (Academy)
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Devon 48.1 26 Average 0.04 31% 4.15 29
Reepham High School and College (Academy)
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Norfolk 46.3 41 Average -0.2 49% 4.17 29
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Barnet 50.6 11 Above average 0.27 41% 4.52 29
St Joseph's Catholic High School, Business and Enterprise College (Maintained school)
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Cumbria 45.2 48 Below average -0.28 36% 3.77 29
Teign School (Academy)
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Devon 48 27 Average 0.02 51% 4.34 29
The Sandon School (Academy)
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Essex 45.9 42 Below average -0.22 46% 4.06 29
Twynham School (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 50.1 15 Above average 0.19 60% 4.55 29
Cranford Community College (Academy)
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Hounslow 54.3 2 Well above average 0.64 96% 5.19 28.9
Oxclose Community Academy (Academy)
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Sunderland 45.9 42 Below average -0.2 36% 3.76 28.9
Rokeby School (Maintained school)
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Newham 44.9 49 Average -0.11 52% 3.86 28.9
Dixons City Academy (Academy)
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Bradford 53.1 4 Well above average 0.59 69% 4.87 28.8
The Emmbrook School (Maintained school)
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Wokingham 46.9 36 Average 0.04 46% 4.22 28.8
The Petchey Academy (Academy)
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Hackney 44.5 50 Below average -0.32 83% 4.07 28.8

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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 within 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 .

In a small number of cases, pupils can have extremely negative progress scores that disproportionately affect a school’s overall progress score. To reduce the impact of these extreme scores, we set a limit on how negative a pupil’s progress score can be when calculating the school average. This will normally apply to 1 or 2 pupils per school, if any. Where a pupil’s score is more negative than this minimum value, an adjusted score will replace the pupil’s original progress score for the purpose of calculating a school’s overall progress average.

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.

Pupils included in a school's Progress 8 score

Pupils who have no key stage 2 results (for example, those arriving at secondary school from an independent school or abroad) are not included in the Progress 8 measure. See the Secondary Accountability Measures opens in a new window guidance for more information

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.

Entering EBacc

A pupil is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate opens in a new window (EBacc) is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications.

University technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges with key stage 4 provision provide a specialist technical and professional education. It is not appropriate to expect the same rates of EBacc entry from these types of schools and colleges. They should decide on a case-by-case basis whether their specialist curriculum is compatible with the full EBacc.

EBacc average point score

The EBacc APS calculates a pupil's average point scores across the 5 pillars of the English Baccalaureate, allocating points to a pupil's best grades and dividing by 6 (the science grades count in 2 pillars, meaning a total of 6 pillars) to create an average point score per pupil. This measure is an average across the subjects (i.e. we divide the total by 6) and so is on a different scale to Attainment 8 which we calculated by simply awarding points score across 8 qualifications (without dividing the total).

This measure is based on the better result of either English language or English literature when both subjects are taken, maths, the best 2 results from the single sciences (3 out of 4 must be taken), or results from the combined science, the better result from either geography or history and the best result in languages.

For more information about how the EBacc average point score is calculated view the detailed guide to EBacc APS opens in a new window .

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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