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Schools similar toThe City Academy, Hackney

'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.

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Westminster Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Westminster 52.9 1 Well above average 0.63 28
South Axholme Academy (Academy)
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North Lincolnshire 51.4 2 Well above average 0.6 28
Trinity Academy, Halifax (Academy)
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Calderdale 51.4 2 Well above average 0.59 28.2
The City Academy, Hackney (Academy)
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Hackney 50.3 4 Above average 0.49 28
Heath Park (Academy)
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Wolverhampton 50.1 5 Above average 0.49 28
School 21 (Academy)
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Newham 50 6 Above average 0.47 27.8
Batley Grammar School (Academy)
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Kirklees 49.5 7 Above average 0.42 28
The Queen Elizabeth Academy (Academy)
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Warwickshire 49.5 7 Above average 0.39 27.9
Sharples School (Academy)
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Bolton 49.2 9 Above average 0.43 28.2
Codsall Community High School (Maintained School)
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Staffordshire 49 10 0.37 28.2
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (Academy)
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Brighton and Hove 48.7 11 Average 0.3 28.1
Copleston High School (Academy)
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Suffolk 48.5 12 Above average 0.36 28
Diss High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 48.3 13 Above average 0.26 28
Prince William School (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 48.2 14 Above average 0.31 28
Sheringham High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 47.6 15 Average 0.22 28.5
Soar Valley College (Maintained School)
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Leicester 47.6 15 Above average 0.29 28
Wellfield School (Maintained School)
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Durham 47.6 15 Average 0.24 28.1
St Birinus School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 47.5 18 Above average 0.25 27.9
Whitworth Community High School (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 46.9 19 Average 0.14 28.2
Outwood Academy City (Academy)
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Sheffield 46.8 20 Average 0.16 28
The Barlow RC High School and Specialist Science College (Maintained School)
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Manchester 46.7 21 Average 0.12 28.3
The Joseph Whitaker School (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 46.4 22 Average 0.09 28.1
Clevedon School (Academy)
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North Somerset 45.3 23 Average 0 28
The Martin High School Anstey (Academy)
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Leicestershire 45.3 23 Average -0.04 28
Bluecoat Aspley Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 45.1 25 Average -0.05 27.9
Bartley Green School (Academy)
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Birmingham 44.9 26 Average -0.09 28.1
The City of Leicester College (Maintained School)
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Leicester 44.9 26 Average 0.01 28.1
St Joseph's Catholic College (Academy)
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Swindon 44.8 28 Average 0.04 27.6
Castle Hall Academy (Academy)
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Kirklees 44.5 29 Average -0.11 28.1
Hampstead School (Maintained School)
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Camden 44.2 30 Average -0.08 28
Oak Wood School (Maintained School)
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Hillingdon 44.1 31 Average 0.03 27.7
Axe Valley Academy (Academy)
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Devon 44 32 Average -0.1 28
Writhlington School (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 44 32 Below average -0.18 28
Coombe Dean School (Academy)
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Plymouth 43.9 34 Average -0.16 28.3
Co-op Academy Swinton (Academy)
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Salford 43.7 35 Below average -0.29 28
Plympton Academy (Academy)
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Plymouth 43.7 35 Average -0.18 27.9
Priory Community School (Academy)
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North Somerset 43.7 35 Below average -0.18 28.2
The Sele School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 43.7 35 Average -0.25 28.1
The Wilnecote School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 43.3 39 Below average -0.21 28.1
The Misbourne School (Maintained School)
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Buckinghamshire 43.2 40 Below average -0.28 28.3
Buxton Community School (Maintained School)
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Derbyshire 43 41 Below average -0.27 28.1
Haughton Academy (Academy)
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Darlington 42.7 42 Below average -0.31 28.1
Broughton Hall Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Liverpool 42.6 43 Below average -0.31 28.4
Moat Community College (Maintained School)
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Leicester 42.5 44 Below average -0.22 27.9
Purbrook Park School (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 42.4 45 Below average -0.28 28
Springwell Community College (Maintained School)
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Derbyshire 41.4 46 Below average -0.46 28.2
Compass School Southwark (Academy)
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Southwark 40.5 47 Well below average -0.53 28.4
Beechwood School (Academy)
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Slough 39.5 48 Well below average -0.58 28
Hillside High School (Academy)
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Sefton 39.3 49 Well below average -0.63 28.3
Stanley Park High (Academy)
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Sutton 39.3 49 Well below average -0.61 28.2
The Winstanley School (Academy)
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Leicestershire 37.7 51 Well below average -0.77 28.1
Beaufort Co-operative Academy (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 37.1 52 Well below average -0.86 28.2
The Mosslands School (Maintained School)
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Wirral 36.5 53 Well below average -0.9 28.2
Health Futures UTC (Academy)
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Sandwell 35.6 54 -0.94 28.1
Central Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 35.3 55 Well below average -0.98 28.3

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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 with 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 .

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.

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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.

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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