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'Similar schools' means state-funded mainstream secondary schools across England whose key stage 4(opens a popup) pupils had similar expected achievement in year 11 based on their grades at the end of primary school (key stage 2)(opens a popup). Where possible, one or more better performing schools have been indicated within the similar schools grouping that are located within 75 miles of the school (see the key above for more information). If there is no better performing similar school based on our similar schools methodology within 75 miles of the school, a better performing school outside of the similar schools grouping has been indicated at the bottom of the page.

Some schools will not have a better performing school indicated. Please note that this does not necessarily mean that this school is the highest attaining school in the country, but that it has one of the highest Attainment 8 scores and therefore allocating a better school based on our current similar schools methodology is not possible. For further details on the methodology for similar schools for key stage 4, see School performance tables: about the data

Similar schools lists are normally updated each year in January, along with revised results data, and again later in Spring, along with final results data.

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St Paul's Catholic College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Surrey
57.3 1
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.73
Well above national average
(0.56 to 0.9)
27.4
Fulham Cross Girls' School and Language College
(Academy)

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Local authority
Hammersmith and Fulham
56.9 2
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.71
Well above national average
(0.5 to 0.91)
27.1
Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College
(Maintained School)
Better performing school

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Local authority
Trafford
55.4 3
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.54
Well above national average
(0.38 to 0.69)
27.5
Perry Beeches the Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Birmingham
53.9 4
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.39
Above national average
(0.23 to 0.55)
27.4
The Morley Academy
(Academy)
Better performing school

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Local authority
Leeds
53.8 5
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.41
Above national average
(0.27 to 0.54)
27.3
Northgate High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Suffolk
53.7 6
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.38
Above national average
(0.23 to 0.52)
27.3
Seaford Head School
(Academy)

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Local authority
East Sussex
53.4 7
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.33
Above national average
(0.19 to 0.47)
27.3
Hatch End High School
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Harrow
53.3 8
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.42
Above national average
(0.29 to 0.56)
27.3
The Henry Cort Community College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Hampshire
52.5 9
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.24
Above national average
(0.09 to 0.39)
27.3
The Windsor Boys' School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Windsor and Maidenhead
52.3 10
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.17
Above national average
(0.02 to 0.31)
27.3
Sherburn High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
North Yorkshire
52.1 11
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.21
Above national average
(0.02 to 0.4)
27.2
Oldbury Wells School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Shropshire
51.7 12
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.17
Average
(-0.03 to 0.37)
27.3
Heathcote School & Science College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Waltham Forest
51.5 13
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.14
Average
(-0.02 to 0.3)
27.3
Hobart High School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Norfolk
51.4 14
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.16
Average
(-0.01 to 0.32)
27.3
Varndean School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Brighton and Hove
50.7 15
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.07
Average
(-0.07 to 0.2)
27.3
Hebburn Comprehensive School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
South Tyneside
50.6 16
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.06
Average
(-0.14 to 0.26)
27.3
Studley High School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Warwickshire
50.6 16
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.09
Average
(-0.08 to 0.26)
27.3
The Mosslands School
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Wirral
50.6 16
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.05
Average
(-0.12 to 0.23)
27.3
Holte School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Birmingham
50.5 19
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.06
Average
(-0.1 to 0.21)
27.1
Meadowhead School Academy Trust
(Academy)

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Local authority
Sheffield
50.5 19
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.03
Average
(-0.09 to 0.15)
27.2
Rastrick High School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Calderdale
50.4 21
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.04
Average
(-0.1 to 0.18)
27.4
Wales High School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Rotherham
50.1 22
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.01
Average
(-0.13 to 0.14)
27.3
Caldew School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Cumbria
50 23
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0
Average
(-0.16 to 0.16)
27.3
Roding Valley High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Essex
49.9 24
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.02
Average
(-0.12 to 0.17)
27.3
Queen Elizabeth's School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Dorset
49.7 25
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.02
Average
(-0.14 to 0.09)
27.3
Grace Academy Solihull
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Solihull
49.5 26
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.05
Average
(-0.22 to 0.13)
27.4
Ellowes Hall Sports College
(Academy)

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Local authority
Dudley
49.4 27
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.08
Average
(-0.22 to 0.07)
27.3
Richard Rose Morton Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Cumbria
49.3 28
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.08
Average
(-0.28 to 0.12)
27.2
Crookhorn College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Hampshire
49.2 29
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.12
Average
(-0.32 to 0.08)
27.2
Marshalls Park School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Havering
49.1 30
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.08
Average
(-0.24 to 0.09)
27.3
The Duchess's Community High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Northumberland
49.1 30
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.07
Average
(-0.21 to 0.06)
27.2
The Cornelius Vermuyden School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Essex
49 32
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.11
Average
(-0.28 to 0.07)
27.3
Ninestiles, an Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Birmingham
48.7 33
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.14
Below national average
(-0.27 to -0.01)
27.2
Hove Park School and Sixth Form Centre
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Brighton and Hove
48.6 34
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.14
Below national average
(-0.27 to -0.01)
27.3
Litherland High School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Sefton
48.3 35
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.18
Below national average
(-0.34 to -0.02)
27.3
Saint Pius X Catholic High School A Specialist School in Humanities
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Rotherham
48.1 36
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.19
Below national average
(-0.38 to -0.01)
27.2
Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Halton
48 37
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.2
Below national average
(-0.38 to -0.03)
27.3
The Chafford School, A Specialist Business and Enterprise College
(Academy)

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Local authority
Havering
48 37
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.16
Average
(-0.32 to 0)
27.3
St Francis Xavier's College
(Academy)

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Local authority
Liverpool
47.9 39
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.22
Below national average
(-0.38 to -0.06)
27.3
Glossopdale Community College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Derbyshire
47.5 40
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.23
Below national average
(-0.39 to -0.07)
27.2
Nicholas Chamberlaine Technology College
(Academy)

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Local authority
Warwickshire
47.5 40
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.25
Below national average
(-0.39 to -0.1)
27.3
Kingsmead School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Staffordshire
47.4 42
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.26
Below national average
(-0.4 to -0.12)
27.2
Murray Park Community School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Derby
47.4 42
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.31
Below national average
(-0.48 to -0.14)
27.3
St Cuthbert's Catholic High School
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
St. Helens
47 44
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.27
Below national average
(-0.44 to -0.11)
27.3
Dawlish Community College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Devon
46.8 45
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.31
Below national average
(-0.48 to -0.15)
27.3
Wreake Valley Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Leicestershire
46.7 46
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.32
Below national average
(-0.45 to -0.2)
27.3
Perryfields High School Specialist Maths and Computing College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Sandwell
46.4 47
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.35
Below national average
(-0.49 to -0.21)
27.3
The Latimer Arts College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Northamptonshire
46.4 47
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.34
Below national average
(-0.49 to -0.19)
27.3
King Edward VII Science and Sport College
(Academy)

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Local authority
Leicestershire
46.2 49
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.38
Below national average
(-0.5 to -0.26)
27.2
Ely College
(Academy)

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Local authority
Cambridgeshire
45.1 50
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.42
Below national average
(-0.57 to -0.27)
27.1
St Chads Catholic and Church of England High School
(Maintained School)
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Local authority
Halton
44.9 51
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.51
Well below national average
(-0.67 to -0.36)
27.3
Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Derbyshire
44.2 52
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.55
Well below national average
(-0.72 to -0.38)
27.2
St Michael's Secondary School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Cornwall
43.3 53
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.74
Well below national average
(-1.19 to -0.3)
27.4
Berwick Academy
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Local authority
Northumberland
42.9 54
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.71
Well below national average
(-0.87 to -0.55)
27.4
The Prescot School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Knowsley
39.5 55
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-1.07
Well below national average
(-1.22 to -0.91)
27.1
Type of school

Academy - government funded but run by an academy trust rather than a local authority.
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.

For further explanation, see Types of school

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.

Progress 8

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 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

The average Progress 8 score for 'mainstream' schools in England is 0. Mainstream schools are schools that aren’t special schools or 'alternative provision settings' (for example pupil referral units). Most schools score between -1 and +1. If a school scores +1 and above, it shows that pupils made exceptionally good progress. If the score is below -0.5, the school may come under increased scrutiny and receive additional support.

Confidence intervals

It is difficult to say with certainty how much of the Progress 8 score is down to the school (which may have scored higher with a different group of pupils) and how much is down to the pupils (for example some may have performed well at any school). The confidence interval reflects this uncertainty. If the confidence intervals for two schools overlap, then we can't say for certain that the two Progress 8 scores for these schools are significantly different.

Generally speaking, the greater the number of students, the smaller the range of the confidence interval. For smaller schools, the confidence interval tends to be larger, since fewer pupils are included, and therefore the score will be more greatly impacted by performance of individual pupils.

A school is above average if their Progress 8 score is above 0 and the whole confidence interval is above 0. Similarly, a school is below average if their Progress 8 score is below 0 and the whole confidence interval is below 0.

More information on statistical confidence

How we calculate the Progress 8 descriptions ('bandings'):

Progress 8 descriptionSchool is given the description if...
Well above averageScore is 0.5 or higher, and lower confidence interval is 0 or higher.
Above averageScore is higher than 0 but lower than 0.5, and lower confidence interval is higher than 0.
Close to national averageLower confidence interval is 0 or lower, and the upper confidence interval is 0 or higher.
Below averageScore is -0.5 or higher but less than 0, and upper confidence interval is lower than 0.
Well below averageScore is lower than -0.5 and upper confidence interval is lower than 0.

Detailed guide to Progress 8 - for more information about how the Progress 8 score is calculated.

Attainment 8

Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

Position within the group

This is a ranking with the group of schools in the list, based on the Attainment 8 score.

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