'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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|Whalley Range 11-18 High School (Academy)||Manchester||48.7||1||Well above average 0.52||27.6|
|Selly Park Girls' School (Maintained School)||Birmingham||48.2||2||Above average 0.4||27.6|
|St Wilfrid's Catholic Comprehensive School, Crawley (Maintained School)||West Sussex||48.1||3||Above average 0.41||27.7|
|St John Plessington Catholic College (Academy)||Wirral||48||4||Above average 0.39||27.9|
|Thomas Alleyne's High School (Academy)||Staffordshire||47.9||5||0.4||27.6|
|Harris Academy South Norwood (Academy)||Croydon||47.2||6||Above average 0.32||27.7|
|Little Ilford School (Maintained School)||Newham||47||7||Above average 0.43||27.3|
|Wye School (Academy)||Kent||46.9||8||Above average 0.3||28|
|Sir John Leman High School (Academy)||Suffolk||46.3||9||Above average 0.22||27.6|
|Yardleys School (Academy)||Birmingham||46.3||9||Above average 0.25||27.4|
|Beccles Free School (Academy)||Suffolk||45.9||11||Average 0.21||27.5|
|Pensby High School (Maintained School)||Wirral||45.8||12||Average 0.18||27.8|
|The Langley Academy (Academy)||Slough||45.8||12||Average 0.19||27.9|
|Abbeyfield School (Academy)||Northamptonshire||45.5||14||Average 0.17||27.6|
|Saxmundham Free School (Academy)||Suffolk||45.5||14||Average 0.16||27.4|
|Burnt Mill Academy (Academy)||Essex||45.1||16||Average 0.09||27.6|
|Lambeth Academy (Academy)||Lambeth||45||17||Average 0.14||27.8|
|Norwood School (Maintained School)||Lambeth||45||17||Average 0.08||27.6|
|Meridian School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||44.5||19||0.04||27.4|
|Ormiston Bushfield Academy (Academy)||Peterborough||44.2||20||Average 0.02||27.7|
|Crown Hills Community College (Maintained School)||Leicester||44.1||21||Above average 0.25||27.3|
|Oakwood School (Maintained School)||Surrey||43.7||22||Average -0.03||27.5|
|Capital City Academy (Academy)||Brent||43.2||23||Average -0.07||27.7|
|Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy (Academy)||Wolverhampton||43.1||24||Average -0.08||27.7|
|All Saints' Academy, Cheltenham (Academy)||Gloucestershire||42.9||25||Average -0.06||27.6|
|Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ (Maintained School)||Camden||42||26||Below average -0.28||27.3|
|Lawn Manor Academy (Academy)||Swindon||41.9||27||Average -0.09||27.4|
|Hamstead Hall Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||41.8||28||Average -0.18||27.3|
|Colne Valley High School (Academy)||Kirklees||41.5||29||Below average -0.23||27.7|
|Heysham High School Sports College (Maintained School)||Lancashire||41.1||30||Below average -0.24||27.6|
|Hebburn Comprehensive School (Maintained School)||South Tyneside||40.7||31||Below average -0.33||28|
|The Birley Academy (Academy)||Sheffield||40.7||31||Below average -0.31||27.6|
|The Grove School (Maintained School)||Shropshire||40.3||33||Below average -0.32||27.5|
|Newsome High School (Maintained School)||Kirklees||40.1||34||Below average -0.44||27.7|
|Blessed Trinity RC College (Maintained School)||Lancashire||39.6||35||Below average -0.44||27.6|
|Washwood Heath Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||39.5||36||Below average -0.32||27.6|
|Ormiston Horizon Academy (Academy)||Stoke-on-Trent||39.4||37||Below average -0.44||27.6|
|King Edward VII Science and Sport College (Academy)||Leicestershire||39.3||38||-0.46||27.7|
|Childwall Sports & Science Academy (Academy)||Liverpool||39.2||39||Below average -0.42||27.7|
|Energy Coast UTC (Academy)||Cumbria||38.8||40||-0.51||28|
|The Featherstone Academy (Academy)||Wakefield||38.8||40||Below average -0.5||27.6|
|Ark William Parker Academy (Academy)||East Sussex||38.5||42||Well below average -0.54||27.7|
|The Dean Academy (Academy)||Gloucestershire||37.9||43||Well below average -0.6||27.7|
|Cleeve Park School (Academy)||Bexley||37.7||44||Well below average -0.66||27.8|
|Sandwich Technology School (Academy)||Kent||37.6||45||Well below average -0.62||27.9|
|John Smeaton Academy (Academy)||Leeds||37.3||46||Well below average -0.65||27.2|
|The Link Academy (Academy)||Dudley||37.2||47||Well below average -0.65||27.8|
|The Telford Priory School (Academy)||Telford and Wrekin||37.1||48||Well below average -0.68||27.8|
|Park Vale Academy (Academy)||Nottingham||36.5||49||Well below average -0.78||27.5|
|David Nieper Academy (Academy)||Derbyshire||36||50||Well below average -0.8||27.9|
|Birches Head Academy (Maintained School)||Stoke-on-Trent||35.7||51||Well below average -0.77||27.6|
|The Watford UTC (Academy)||Hertfordshire||35.7||51||-0.49||27.8|
|Alderwood School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||34.7||53||Well below average -0.79||27.6|
|Heath Lane Academy (Academy)||Leicestershire||33.5||54||Well below average -0.97||27.9|
|Greater Peterborough UTC (Academy)||Peterborough||32||55||-1.19||27.5|
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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School name and type (Sorts by this column)
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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)
|Fulham Cross Girls' School and Language College (Academy)||Hammersmith and Fulham||54.6||-- opens a popup||Well above average 0.96||27.8|
- 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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