'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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|Magna Academy (Academy)||Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council||51.7||1||Well above average 1.15||26.5|
|Manchester Mesivta School (Maintained School)||Bury||50.2||2||LOWCOV opens a popup||25.5|
|Alperton Community School (Academy)||Brent||44||3||Above average 0.47||25.5|
|Nidderdale High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||North Yorkshire||43.9||4||Average 0.34||26.3|
|Saint John Bosco College (Maintained School)||Wandsworth||43.6||5||Average 0.3||26.7|
|The Halifax Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Calderdale||43.6||5||Above average 0.31||26.2|
|Bristnall Hall Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Sandwell||43.3||7||Average 0.18||26.1|
|Harrow High School (Academy)||Harrow||43||8||Above average 0.47||26.2|
|St Matthias School (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Wolverhampton||43||8||Average 0.19||26.7|
|Alde Valley Academy (Academy)||Suffolk||42.1||10||Average 0.18||26.6|
|Duke's Aldridge (Academy)||Haringey||40.9||11||Above average 0.24||26.2|
|Ipswich Academy (Academy)||Suffolk||40.2||12||Average -0.02||26.4|
|Arrow Vale RSA Academy (Academy)||Worcestershire||40.1||13||-0.04||26.6|
|Chantry Academy (Academy)||Suffolk||40.1||13||Average 0.01||26.1|
|The St Lawrence Academy (Academy)||North Lincolnshire||40.1||13||Average 0.01||26.2|
|Thomas Knyvett College (Academy)||Surrey||40||16||Average -0.04||26.3|
|Reddish Vale High School (Academy)||Stockport||39.4||17||Average -0.02||26.5|
|Abraham Moss Community School (Maintained School)||Manchester||39.3||18||Average -0.05||26.2|
|Carter Community School (Academy)||Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council||39.2||19||Average -0.08||26.1|
|The Clarendon Academy (Academy)||Wiltshire||38.8||20||Average -0.09||26.2|
|The James Hornsby School (Academy)||Essex||38.8||20||Average -0.17||26.5|
|Magnus Church of England Academy (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||38.4||22||Average -0.22||26.1|
|Malcolm Arnold Academy (Academy)||Northamptonshire||38.4||22||Average -0.07||26.1|
|Greenwood Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||38||24||Average -0.22||26.4|
|The Rudheath Senior Academy (Academy)||Cheshire West and Chester||37.8||25||Average -0.21||26.2|
|Tamworth Enterprise College and AET Academy (Academy)||Staffordshire||37.6||26||Below average -0.23||26.5|
|Orchards Academy (Academy)||Kent||37.4||27||Average -0.24||26.5|
|South Leeds Academy (Academy)||Leeds||37.4||27||Below average -0.26||26.1|
|Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, Hyndburn (Maintained School)||Lancashire||37.3||29||Average -0.23||26.2|
|Whitefield School (Academy)||Barnet||36.5||30||Average -0.18||26.2|
|Arts and Media School Islington (Maintained School)||Islington||36.1||31||Below average -0.31||26.7|
|Risedale Sports and Community College (Maintained School)||North Yorkshire||35.7||32||Below average -0.46||26.5|
|Ormiston Park Academy (Academy)||Thurrock||35.2||33||Below average -0.5||26.5|
|Colne Primet Academy (Academy)||Lancashire||34.7||34||Below average -0.46||26.6|
|The Telford Park School (Academy)||Telford and Wrekin||34.6||35||Well below average -0.6||26.6|
|Thomas Middlecott Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||34.6||35||Below average -0.42||26.4|
|Causeway School (Maintained School)||East Sussex||34.5||37||Well below average -0.54||26.4|
|Thomas Bennett Community College (Academy)||West Sussex||34.5||37||Well below average -0.51||26.3|
|Medway UTC (Academy)||Medway||34.3||39||-0.58||26.6|
|Carterton Community College (Maintained School)||Oxfordshire||34||40||Well below average -0.64||26.3|
|Kings College Guildford (Academy)||Surrey||33.9||41||Well below average -0.7||26.4|
|Manchester Enterprise Academy (Academy)||Manchester||33.9||41||Well below average -0.65||26.5|
|Bluecoat Meres Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||33.8||43||Well below average -0.84||26.3|
|Grange Technology College (Academy)||Bradford||33.6||44||Below average -0.47||26.2|
|Bloxwich Academy (Academy)||Walsall||33.1||45||Well below average -0.76||26.5|
|Ernesford Grange Community Academy (Academy)||Coventry||32.6||46||Well below average -0.81||26|
|The Malling School (Maintained School)||Kent||32.2||47||Well below average -0.81||26.5|
|Sir Frank Whittle Studio School (Academy)||Leicestershire||32||48||-0.8||26|
|The Bulwell Academy (Academy)||Nottingham||31.6||49||Well below average -0.9||26.6|
|Plymouth Studio School (Academy)||Plymouth||31.4||50||-0.94||26.9|
|Marine Academy Plymouth (Academy)||Plymouth||31.3||51||Well below average -0.82||26.4|
|Mexborough Academy (Academy)||Doncaster||31.3||51||Well below average -0.81||26.3|
|Bicester Technology Studio (Academy)||Oxfordshire||30.5||53||-0.97||26.6|
|East Durham College (College)||Durham||16.9||54||-2.35||26.4|
|New City College (College)||Tower Hamlets||9.6||55||LOWCOV opens a popup||26.7|
- 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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