'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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|St John Wall Catholic School (Maintained School)||Birmingham||48.3||1||Well above average 0.68||26.9|
|Swindon Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Swindon||47.5||2||Well above average 0.52||26.8|
|Ark St Alban's Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||46.5||3||Well above average 0.59||26.4|
|Campion School (Academy)||Warwickshire||45.2||4||Above average 0.42||26.9|
|Fullhurst Community College (Maintained School)||Leicester||44.4||5||Average 0.17||26.7|
|The Oldham Academy North (Academy)||Oldham||43.7||6||Above average 0.29||26.5|
|Djanogly City Academy (Academy)||Nottingham||43.4||7||Above average 0.44||26.3|
|Forest Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Redbridge||43||8||Average 0.09||26.3|
|Harris Academy Peckham (Academy)||Southwark||42.9||9||Average 0.15||26.4|
|Oasis Academy Hadley (Academy)||Enfield||42.3||10||Average 0.13||26.6|
|Edmonton County School (Academy)||Enfield||42.2||11||Above average 0.23||26.7|
|Broadway Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||41.9||12||Average 0.15||26.3|
|Broadoak School (Academy)||Trafford||41.8||13||Average 0.04||27|
|President Kennedy School Academy (Academy)||Coventry||41.7||14||Above average 0.26||26.5|
|The Quest Academy (Academy)||Croydon||41.5||15||Average 0.15||26.6|
|St John's Catholic Comprehensive (Maintained School)||Kent||41.4||16||Average 0.01||26.8|
|Cliff Park Ormiston Academy (Academy)||Norfolk||40.7||17||Average 0.06||26.6|
|The Maplesden Noakes School (Academy)||Kent||40.6||18||Average -0.06||27|
|The Oxford Academy (Academy)||Oxfordshire||40.5||19||Average -0.06||26.6|
|Saltley Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||40.4||20||Average -0.05||26.4|
|The Bishop of Winchester Academy (Academy)||Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council||40.4||20||Average -0.08||26.8|
|Great Yarmouth Charter Academy (Academy)||Norfolk||40.3||22||Average -0.02||26.4|
|The Hundred of Hoo Academy (Academy)||Medway||40.2||23||Average -0.06||27|
|The Samuel Lister Academy (Academy)||Bradford||40.2||23||Average 0.07||26.7|
|Oasis Academy Enfield (Academy)||Enfield||40.1||25||Average -0.08||26.8|
|Sir John Thursby Community College (Maintained School)||Lancashire||40.1||25||Average 0.01||26.7|
|St George's Church of England Foundation School (Maintained School)||Kent||39.8||27||Average -0.12||26.7|
|Park View School (Maintained School)||Haringey||39.5||28||Average -0.17||26.4|
|King Harold Business & Enterprise Academy (Academy)||Essex||39.1||29||Average -0.14||26.7|
|Manchester Academy (Academy)||Manchester||39||30||Below average -0.26||26.6|
|Cedar Mount Academy (Academy)||Manchester||38.6||31||Below average -0.38||26|
|The Thomas Lord Audley School (Academy)||Essex||38.1||32||Below average -0.36||26.8|
|The Nicholas Hamond Academy (Academy)||Norfolk||37.6||33||Below average -0.34||26.5|
|Biddenham International School and Sports College (Maintained School)||Bedford||37.4||34||Below average -0.4||26.7|
|The Milton Keynes Academy (Academy)||Milton Keynes||37.3||35||Below average -0.3||26.6|
|Upper Batley High School (Academy)||Kirklees||37||36||Below average -0.3||26.5|
|Beacon Hill Community School (Maintained School)||Cumbria||36.8||37||Average -0.4||27|
|Bridgemary School (Academy)||Hampshire||36.2||38||Below average -0.49||27|
|Foxford School and Community Arts College (Maintained School)||Coventry||36.1||39||Below average -0.39||26.6|
|George Pindar School (Maintained School)||North Yorkshire||35.8||40||Below average -0.46||26.4|
|John Madejski Academy (Academy)||Reading||34.9||41||Well below average -0.63||26.7|
|Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire (Academy)||North Lincolnshire||34.8||42||-0.71||27|
|Prospect School (Academy)||Reading||34.7||43||Well below average -0.58||26.5|
|Broad Oak Sports College (Maintained School)||Bury||34.3||44||Well below average -0.71||26.7|
|The Goodwin Academy (Academy)||Kent||34.3||44||Well below average -0.59||26.8|
|The Charles Dickens School (Academy)||Kent||33.9||46||Well below average -0.66||26.8|
|William Lovell Church of England Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||33.9||46||Well below average -0.69||26.8|
|Astor College (A Specialist College for the Arts) (Academy)||Kent||33.4||48||Well below average -0.76||26.8|
|The Leigh UTC (Academy)||Kent||33.2||49||-0.82||26.8|
|All Saints Church of England Academy (Academy)||Plymouth||32.8||50||Well below average -0.81||26.9|
|Nightingale Academy (Academy)||Enfield||32.2||51||Well below average -0.56||26.7|
|The Albion Academy (Academy)||Salford||31.9||52||Well below average -1.06||26.8|
|Chase High School (Academy)||Southend-on-Sea||31.7||53||Well below average -0.95||26.6|
|Cockshut Hill Technology College (Academy)||Birmingham||31.6||54||Well below average -0.96||26.7|
|University of Chester CE Academy (Academy)||Cheshire West and Chester||28.9||55||Well below average -1.26||27.1|
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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Local authority (Sorts by this column)
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)
|John Ruskin School (Maintained School)||Cumbria||49.5||-- opens a popup||Well above average 0.66||27.1|
- 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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