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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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Moseley Park
(Academy)

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Local authority
Wolverhampton
52.0 1
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.53
Well above national average
(0.34 to 0.72)
26.2
Batley Girls High School
(Academy)
Better performing school

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Local authority
Kirklees
51.8 2
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.48
Above national average
(0.34 to 0.63)
26.3
Churchmead Church of England (VA) School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Windsor and Maidenhead
51.0 3
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.20
Average
(-0.05 to 0.46)
26.3
Skinners' Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Hackney
50.5 4
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.39
Above national average
(0.22 to 0.55)
26.3
Ashcroft High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Luton
49.9 5
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.33
Above national average
(0.17 to 0.50)
26.3
King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Birmingham
49.9 5
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.31
Above national average
(0.16 to 0.46)
26.3
Isca
(Academy)

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Local authority
Devon
49.7 7
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.27
Above national average
(0.09 to 0.46)
26.1
St Joseph's Catholic High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Slough
49.6 8
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.39
Above national average
(0.19 to 0.58)
26.3
King James I Academy Bishop Auckland
(Academy)

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Local authority
Durham
49.5 9
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.25
Above national average
(0.05 to 0.46)
26.2
John Ruskin School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Cumbria
49.0 10
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.22
Average
(-0.13 to 0.57)
26.2
The Hathershaw College
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Oldham
49.0 10
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.27
Above national average
(0.12 to 0.41)
26.1
Weavers Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Northamptonshire
49.0 10
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.20
Above national average
(0.01 to 0.39)
26.3
St Matthew Academy
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Lewisham
48.5 13
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.21
Above national average
(0.03 to 0.38)
26.2
Settlebeck High School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Cumbria
48.0 14
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.18
Average
(-0.17 to 0.54)
26.3
The Cowplain School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Hampshire
48.0 14
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.09
Average
(-0.06 to 0.24)
26.2
Sirius Academy West
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Kingston upon Hull City of
47.9 16
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.09
Average
(-0.04 to 0.21)
26.2
Paignton Community and Sports Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Torbay
47.6 17
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.03
Average
(-0.12 to 0.18)
26.3
Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Birmingham
47.4 18
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.14
Average
(-0.05 to 0.33)
26.1
Swinton Community School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Rotherham
47.4 18
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.06
Average
(-0.10 to 0.22)
26.3
Bristol Brunel Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Bristol City of
47.3 20
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.07
Average
(-0.08 to 0.22)
26.2
Stewards Academy - Science Specialist, Harlow
(Academy)

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Local authority
Essex
46.8 21
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.01
Average
(-0.16 to 0.15)
26.1
The Warwick School
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Local authority
Surrey
46.6 22
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.01
Average
(-0.18 to 0.17)
26.2
Landau Forte Academy, Amington
(Academy)

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Local authority
Staffordshire
46.2 23
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.07
Average
(-0.23 to 0.09)
26.4
De Warenne Academy
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Doncaster
45.9 24
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.10
Average
(-0.30 to 0.10)
26.4
Devizes School
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Local authority
Wiltshire
45.9 24
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.06
Average
(-0.22 to 0.10)
26.3
North Oxfordshire Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Oxfordshire
45.8 26
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.11
Average
(-0.28 to 0.05)
26.1
Patchway Community College
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Local authority
South Gloucestershire
45.8 26
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.07
Average
(-0.28 to 0.14)
26.3
Mark Hall Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Essex
45.7 28
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.08
Average
(-0.31 to 0.16)
26.2
Stoke Damerel Community College
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Plymouth
45.7 28
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.13
Average
(-0.27 to 0.01)
26.4
John Willmott School
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Birmingham
45.6 30
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.15
Average
(-0.30 to 0.01)
26.3
Blackburn Central High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Blackburn with Darwen
45.5 31
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.07
Average
(-0.26 to 0.11)
26.2
Pakefield School
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Local authority
Suffolk
45.2 32
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.17
Below national average
(-0.32 to -0.01)
26.3
The Excel Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Stoke-on-Trent
45.2 32
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.14
Average
(-0.32 to 0.04)
26.2
Barr's Hill School and Community College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Coventry
43.7 34
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.20
Average
(-0.41 to 0.01)
26.1
Leeds West Academy
(Academy)
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Local authority
Leeds
43.7 34
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.37
Below national average
(-0.53 to -0.22)
26.2
Jarrow School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
South Tyneside
43.6 36
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.34
Below national average
(-0.52 to -0.15)
26
Prendergast Ladywell School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Lewisham
43.2 37
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.25
Below national average
(-0.43 to -0.07)
26.2
Durham Community Business College for Technology and Enterprise
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Durham
43.1 38
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.42
Below national average
(-0.64 to -0.19)
26.3
Salford City Academy
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Local authority
Salford
43.1 38
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.42
Below national average
(-0.64 to -0.20)
26.1
Abraham Guest Academy
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Local authority
Wigan
42.8 40
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.43
Below national average
(-0.59 to -0.27)
26.3
The Priory City of Lincoln Academy
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Local authority
Lincolnshire
42.6 41
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.43
Below national average
(-0.63 to -0.24)
26.3
The Vyne Community School
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Local authority
Hampshire
42.0 42
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.42
Below national average
(-0.67 to -0.18)
26.2
Childwall Sports & Science Academy
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Local authority
Liverpool
41.4 43
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.55
Well below national average
(-0.72 to -0.37)
26.2
Weston Favell Academy
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Local authority
Northamptonshire
41.2 44
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.53
Well below national average
(-0.69 to -0.37)
26.2
Fulwood Academy
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Local authority
Lancashire
41.1 45
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.51
Well below national average
(-0.73 to -0.30)
26.2
Graham School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
North Yorkshire
40.7 46
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.57
Well below national average
(-0.70 to -0.44)
26.2
Bebington High Sports College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Wirral
40.6 47
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.62
Well below national average
(-0.80 to -0.43)
26.3
Thomas Hepburn Community Academy
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Local authority
Gateshead
40.3 48
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.61
Well below national average
(-0.81 to -0.42)
26.1
Ormiston Maritime Academy
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Local authority
North East Lincolnshire
37.3 49
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.96
Well below national average
(-1.12 to -0.79)
26.2
Wodensborough Ormiston Academy
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Local authority
Sandwell
37.0 50
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.98
Well below national average
(-1.14 to -0.83)
25.8
Bridgemary School
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Local authority
Hampshire
36.4 51
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-1.03
Well below national average
(-1.22 to -0.84)
26.3
Elutec
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Barking and Dagenham
36.4 51
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-1.16
Well below national average
(-1.39 to -0.93)
26.3
All Saints Catholic High School
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Local authority
Knowsley
36.2 53
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-1.06
Well below national average
(-1.21 to -0.90)
26.3
Hamilton College
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Local authority
Leicester
36.0 54
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.71
Well below national average
(-0.87 to -0.55)
26
Winstanley Community College
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Local authority
Leicestershire
34.8 55
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-1.23
Well below national average
(-1.41 to -1.04)
26.2
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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