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'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.
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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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|Madani Girls' School (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Leicester||59.6||1||Well above average 1.03||29|
|Ark Isaac Newton Academy (Academy)||Redbridge||57.9||2||Well above average 0.99||28.8|
|St Mary's Catholic School (Academy)||Newcastle upon Tyne||55||3||Well above average 0.66||28.8|
|The Morley Academy (Academy)||Leeds||53.9||4||Well above average 0.53||29.1|
|St Catherine's Catholic School (Academy)||Bexley||53.6||5||Above average 0.49||29.3|
|Tenbury High Ormiston Academy (Academy)||Worcestershire||53||6||Above average 0.48||29|
|St Thomas More High School (Academy)||Southend-on-Sea||52.3||7||Above average 0.43||29.1|
|Garforth Academy (Academy)||Leeds||52.1||8||Above average 0.4||28.9|
|Sharnbrook Academy (Academy)||Bedford||52||9||Above average 0.31||29.1|
|Upper Shirley High School (Academy)||Southampton||52||9||Above average 0.3||28.9|
|George Spencer Academy and Technology College (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||51.9||11||Above average 0.34||28.9|
|St Thomas More Catholic High School (Academy)||Cheshire East||51.9||11||Above average 0.32||28.9|
|Tollbar Academy (Academy)||North East Lincolnshire||51.8||13||Above average 0.32||29|
|The County High School, Leftwich (Academy)||Cheshire West and Chester||51.7||14||Above average 0.33||29|
|Holy Trinity School (Academy)||Worcestershire||50.8||15||Average 0.24||29.1|
|Mary Webb School and Science College (Maintained School)||Shropshire||50.8||15||Average 0.23||28.9|
|Chelsea Academy (Academy)||Kensington and Chelsea||50.7||17||Above average 0.22||29.2|
|John Cabot Academy (Academy)||South Gloucestershire||50.4||18||Average 0.18||28.9|
|Penair School (Academy)||Cornwall||50.3||19||Average 0.2||29|
|Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sports College (Academy)||Oxfordshire||49.8||20||Average 0.14||29|
|Cleeve School (Academy)||Gloucestershire||49.3||21||Average 0.08||29|
|Ashton-on-Mersey School (Academy)||Trafford||49.1||22||Average 0.06||29|
|Oathall Community College (Maintained School)||West Sussex||49.1||22||Average 0.1||29.2|
|Cirencester Kingshill School (Academy)||Gloucestershire||48.8||24||Average -0.01||29.1|
|Chingford Foundation School (Academy)||Waltham Forest||48.6||25||Average -0.02||28.9|
|Denefield School (Academy)||West Berkshire||48.4||26||Average 0.02||29.1|
|Grace Academy Solihull (Academy)||Solihull||48.4||26||Average 0||29.3|
|Hammersmith Academy (Academy)||Hammersmith and Fulham||48.2||28||Average -0.08||29.2|
|Redden Court School (Academy)||Havering||48.1||29||Average -0.07||28.9|
|The Cooper School (Academy)||Oxfordshire||48.1||29||Average -0.02||29.2|
|St Thomas More Roman Catholic Academy (Academy)||North Tyneside||48||31||Average -0.05||29.1|
|The Netherhall School (Academy)||Cambridgeshire||47.8||32||Average 0.05||28.9|
|IKB Academy (Academy)||Bath and North East Somerset||47.5||33||-0.11||29.2|
|The Kingsway School (Academy)||Stockport||47.4||34||Average -0.1||28.8|
|Hazel Grove High School (Academy)||Stockport||47.3||35||Average -0.11||28.9|
|Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form (Academy)||Essex||46.9||36||Average -0.16||28.8|
|Hampton College (Academy)||Peterborough||46.5||37||Average -0.19||28.8|
|The Commonweal School (Academy)||Swindon||46.5||37||Below average -0.19||28.8|
|Robert Clack School (Maintained School)||Barking and Dagenham||46.4||39||Below average -0.19||28.9|
|Sprowston Community High School (Maintained School)||Norfolk||46.4||39||Below average -0.23||29|
|Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy (Academy)||Lewisham||46.3||41||Below average -0.21||29.2|
|The Robert Smyth Academy (Academy)||Leicestershire||46.2||42||Average -0.21||29|
|Elizabeth Woodville School (Academy)||Northamptonshire||45.9||43||Below average -0.29||29|
|Christ The King College (Maintained School)||Isle of Wight||45.7||44||Below average -0.3||28.9|
|Longcroft School and Sixth Form College (Maintained School)||East Riding of Yorkshire||45.1||45||Below average -0.37||29.1|
|Heathfield Community School (Maintained School)||Somerset||44.5||46||Below average -0.36||29|
|The Streetly Academy (Academy)||Walsall||44.5||46||Below average -0.42||29.1|
|St Bede's Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Lancashire||44.3||48||Below average -0.41||29|
|The Park Community School (Maintained School)||Devon||43.8||49||Below average -0.49||29.1|
|Colne Community School and College (Academy)||Essex||43.5||50||Below average -0.48||28.9|
|Westminster City School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Westminster||43.3||51||Below average -0.48||28.8|
|The Sholing Technology College (Maintained School)||Southampton||41.4||52||Well below average -0.71||29.2|
|Pewsey Vale School (Academy)||Wiltshire||41.2||53||Well below average -0.69||29.1|
|Tottington High School (Maintained School)||Bury||40||54||Well below average -0.82||28.9|
|St Matthew's RC High School (Maintained School)||Manchester||37.7||55||Well below average -1.1||29|
- 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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