'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 Andrew's Catholic School (Maintained School)||Surrey||60.6||1||Well above average 0.98||29.7|
|The Cherwell School (Academy)||Oxfordshire||60.3||2||Well above average 0.92||29.5|
|The Market Bosworth School (Academy)||Leicestershire||58.6||3||Well above average 0.8||29.4|
|St Bede's School (Maintained School)||Surrey||57.6||4||Well above average 0.68||29.6|
|Gunnersbury Catholic School (Maintained School)||Hounslow||57.5||5||Well above average 0.66||29.6|
|Holyport College (Academy)||Windsor and Maidenhead||57||6||Above average 0.49||29.5|
|St Augustine's Catholic College (Academy)||Wiltshire||56.4||7||Well above average 0.61||29.6|
|Gumley House RC Convent School, FCJ (Academy)||Hounslow||56||8||Well above average 0.52||29.6|
|Matthew Arnold School (Academy)||Oxfordshire||55.4||9||Well above average 0.5||29.3|
|The King Edward VI Academy (Academy)||Northumberland||55||10||0.45||29.6|
|Downlands Community School (Maintained School)||West Sussex||54.7||11||Above average 0.42||29.6|
|The Ecclesbourne School (Academy)||Derbyshire||54.6||12||Above average 0.38||29.8|
|The Downs School (Maintained School)||West Berkshire||54.5||13||Above average 0.35||29.7|
|Warden Park School (Academy)||West Sussex||54.2||14||Above average 0.39||29.5|
|Fulford School (Maintained School)||York||54||15||Above average 0.3||29.4|
|Saint Cecilia's Church of England School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Wandsworth||54||15||Above average 0.38||29.6|
|Cardinal Newman Catholic School (Maintained School)||Brighton and Hove||53.9||17||Above average 0.31||29.5|
|The Burgate School and Sixth Form (Academy)||Hampshire||53.7||18||Above average 0.33||29.8|
|Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||53.2||19||Above average 0.3||29.5|
|Tolworth Girls' School and Sixth Form (Academy)||Kingston upon Thames||53.1||20||Above average 0.29||29.6|
|John F Kennedy Catholic School (Maintained School)||Hertfordshire||53||21||Above average 0.25||29.6|
|Simon Balle All-Through School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||52.7||22||Above average 0.21||29.4|
|Myton School (Academy)||Warwickshire||52.6||23||Above average 0.18||29.5|
|Ashlawn School (Academy)||Warwickshire||52.4||24||Above average 0.19||29.8|
|St Thomas More Catholic School (Academy)||Gateshead||52.1||25||Average 0.14||29.5|
|Chestnut Grove School (Academy)||Wandsworth||51.8||26||Average 0.15||29.7|
|Bushey Meads School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||51.6||27||Average 0.04||29.5|
|The Castle School (Academy)||South Gloucestershire||51.6||27||Above average 0.16||29.5|
|Sexey's School (Academy)||Somerset||51.5||29||Average 0.28||29.7|
|The Knights Templar School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||51.4||30||Average 0.08||29.5|
|North Cestrian School (Academy)||Trafford||51||31||Average -0.12||29.7|
|Bede Academy (Academy)||Northumberland||50.9||32||Average 0.03||29.4|
|St Bede's Catholic Comprehensive School and Sixth Form College, Lanchester (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Durham||50.6||33||Average 0||29.6|
|St Martin's School Brentwood (Academy)||Essex||50.6||33||Average 0||29.7|
|St Monica's RC High School (Maintained School)||Bury||50.1||35||Average -0.05||29.4|
|The Blue School (Academy)||Somerset||50.1||35||Average -0.05||29.6|
|Cardinal Newman Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Warrington||49.9||37||Average -0.1||29.5|
|Heart of England School (Academy)||Solihull||49.9||37||Average -0.07||29.5|
|Langley School (Academy)||Solihull||49.7||39||Average -0.02||29.4|
|Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy (Academy)||Derbyshire||49.4||40||Average -0.16||29.5|
|Liverpool Life Sciences UTC (Academy)||Liverpool||49.3||41||-0.04||29.4|
|Sandbach School (Academy)||Cheshire East||49.1||42||Average -0.15||29.5|
|The Hollyfield School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)||Kingston upon Thames||49.1||42||Average -0.08||29.6|
|Rossett School (Academy)||North Yorkshire||49||44||Average -0.13||29.4|
|Kinver High School and Sixth Form (Academy)||Staffordshire||48.9||45||Average -0.03||29.4|
|Maricourt Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Sefton||48.7||46||Average -0.17||29.7|
|Aston Academy (Academy)||Rotherham||48.6||47||Below average -0.19||29.7|
|Stokesley School (Academy)||North Yorkshire||48.5||48||Below average -0.23||29.3|
|Up Holland High School (Maintained School)||Lancashire||48.4||49||Average -0.19||29.6|
|Honiton Community College (Academy)||Devon||48.2||50||Average -0.24||29.4|
|Ridgewood School (Academy)||Doncaster||47.3||51||Below average -0.31||29.5|
|Park View School (Academy)||Durham||47.1||52||Below average -0.35||29.6|
|Trinity School (Academy)||Cumbria||45.5||53||Below average -0.49||29.4|
|UTC Oxfordshire (Academy)||Oxfordshire||44.9||54||-0.58||29.4|
|Futures Institute Banbury (Academy)||Oxfordshire||41.4||55||-0.73||29.7|
- 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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