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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 2019, which is the latest data available.

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If there is no similar school within the grouping that is classed as better performing, a better performing school outside of the similar schools grouping may be shown at the bottom of the page. In some cases, this may not be possible, for example if the school has very high attainment or there are no better performing schools within a 75 mile radius. For further details, including the criteria for better performing schools and how these are assigned, see similar schools guidance. opens in a new window

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Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls School (Maintained school)
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Hackney 55.9 1 Well above average 1.09 15% 4.18 28
Al-Hijrah School (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 54.8 2 Well above average 1.13 93% 5.09 28.2
Beacon Academy (Academy)
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East Sussex 54 3 Well above average 0.97 41% 4.86 28.3
Copthall School (Academy)
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Barnet 52.6 4 Well above average 0.89 33% 4.55 27.8
Ark John Keats Academy (Academy)
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Enfield 51.9 5 Well above average 0.76 82% 4.93 28
Outwood Academy Portland (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 49.9 6 Well above average 0.54 24% 4.23 28
Castleford Academy (Academy)
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Wakefield 48.4 7 Above average 0.4 33% 4.05 27.9
Bristol Metropolitan Academy (Academy)
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Bristol, City of 48.2 8 Well above average 0.5 58% 4.41 27.9
The Bridge Academy (Academy)
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Hackney 48.2 8 Above average 0.4 29% 4.11 28.1
King Edward VI Church of England Voluntary Controlled Upper School (Maintained school)
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Suffolk 47.9 10 Above average 0.26 25% 4.18 28
Pensby High School (Maintained school)
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Wirral 47.6 11 Above average 0.35 4% 3.88 28.3
Swanshurst School (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 47.5 12 Above average 0.32 55% 4.27 27.8
Sackville School (Maintained school)
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West Sussex 47.4 13 Above average 0.3 74% 4.36 28
Stradbroke High School (Academy)
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Suffolk 47.3 14 Average 0.33 13% 4.02 27.8
Droylsden Academy (Academy)
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Tameside 47.2 15 Above average 0.3 20% 3.97 28
Our Lady's Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Hackney 47.1 16 Above average 0.27 69% 4.44 28.2
Boldon School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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South Tyneside 46.9 17 Above average 0.25 4% 3.24 28
Stanley High School (Academy)
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Sefton 46.6 18 Above average 0.27 38% 3.99 28.3
Lilian Baylis Technology School (Maintained school)
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Lambeth 46.3 19 Average 0.19 42% 3.98 28.1
Ditton Park Academy (Academy)
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Slough 45.4 20 Average 0.17 78% 4.17 28
Richmond School (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 45.1 21 Average 0.04 41% 3.8 28
St Michael's CE High School (Maintained school)
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Sandwell 45.1 21 Average 0.07 20% 3.71 28
Marriotts School (Maintained school)
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Hertfordshire 45 23 Average 0.1 29% 3.56 28
Cannock Chase High School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 44.4 24 Average -0.01 5% 3.46 28.2
St John Fisher Catholic College (Academy)
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Staffordshire 44 25 Average -0.06 26% 3.72 28
The St Lawrence Academy (Academy)
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North Lincolnshire 43.3 26 Average -0.13 62% 3.74 27.9
Canons High School (Academy)
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Harrow 43.2 27 Average -0.09 2% 3.44 27.9
Shirley High School Performing Arts College (Academy)
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Croydon 43.2 27 Average -0.12 49% 3.72 28
St Clement's High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 43.1 29 Average -0.13 11% 3.54 28.1
Ark Alexandra Academy (Academy)
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East Sussex 43 30 Average 0 29% 3.64 28.2
Caistor Yarborough Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 42.8 31 Average -0.11 15% 3.66 27.8
Millom School (Maintained school)
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Cumbria 42.8 31 Average -0.16 3% 3.49 28.2
The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College (Maintained school)
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Warwickshire 42.8 31 Average -0.18 18% 3.54 28.1
Carterton Community College (Maintained school)
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Oxfordshire 42.5 34 Average -0.19 27% 3.52 28.3
Mortimer Community College (Maintained school)
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South Tyneside 42.4 35 Below average -0.21 37% 3.46 28.1
The Wordsley School Business & Enterprise & Music College (Maintained school)
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Dudley 42.3 36 Average -0.21 11% 3.44 28.1
Whitcliffe Mount School (Maintained school)
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Kirklees 42.3 36 Below average -0.19 33% 3.59 28.1
Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College Academy (Academy)
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Bradford 42.2 38 Below average -0.2 35% 3.45 27.9
Old Buckenham High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 42.2 38 Average -0.21 18% 3.68 28.1
The Astley Cooper School (Maintained school)
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Hertfordshire 41.8 40 Average -0.25 11% 3.36 28.3
Leasowes High School (Academy)
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Dudley 41.6 41 Below average -0.26 55% 3.85 28.3
Moreton School (Academy)
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Wolverhampton 41.3 42 Below average -0.29 36% 3.25 28.2
The Open Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 40.6 43 Below average -0.39 7% 3.31 27.9
Bexhill High Academy (Academy)
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East Sussex 40.5 44 Below average -0.34 17% 3.37 28.1
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Hillingdon 40.1 45 Below average -0.48 8% 3.03 28.1
Netherhall School (Maintained school)
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Cumbria 40 46 Below average -0.47 22% 3.23 28
Lawn Manor Academy (Academy)
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Swindon 39.9 47 Below average -0.46 36% 3.57 27.9
Fernhill School (Maintained school)
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Hampshire 39.2 48 Below average -0.47 17% 3.39 28.3
The Whitehaven Academy (Academy)
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Cumbria 39 49 Well below average -0.54 27% 3.51 28
Holgate Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 38.6 50 Well below average -0.58 26% 3.06 28.2
Bexleyheath Academy (Academy)
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Bexley 37.7 51 Well below average -0.67 32% 3.08 28.3
Hylands School (Academy)
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Essex 37.6 52 Well below average -0.67 37% 3.2 27.9
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Coventry 37.4 53 Well below average -0.75 49% 3.12 28.1
The Global Academy (Academy)
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Hillingdon 30.7 54 -1.35 0% 2.57 28.3
Derby Manufacturing UTC (Academy)
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Derby 30.3 55 -1.33 4% 2.71 28.2

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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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