Compare to similar schools

Schools similar toArk Charter Academy

'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.

more info Click to expand

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:

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

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.

HideShow table options Click to expand

Updating page...

Table showing similar schools.
HideShow sorting options Click to expand
Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
CreateHarris Girls' Academy East Dulwich My schools list
Southwark 51.8 1 Well above average 0.64 89% 4.95 28.5
Brentford School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
CreateBrentford School for Girls My schools list
Hounslow 50.7 2 Well above average 0.53 37% 4.47 28.4
Catmose College (Academy)
CreateCatmose College My schools list
Rutland 50.4 3 Well above average 0.53 17% 3.62 28.1
St Edward's Roman Catholic/Church of England School, Poole (Maintained school) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
CreateSt Edward's Roman Catholic/Church of England School, Poole My schools list
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 50.4 3 Well above average 0.52 28% 4.36 28.4
Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form (Maintained school)
CreateBordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form My schools list
Birmingham 49.9 5 Well above average 0.5 89% 4.62 28.2
Hazelwick School (Academy)
CreateHazelwick School My schools list
West Sussex 49.8 6 Above average 0.46 47% 4.54 28.2
Churchdown School (Academy)
CreateChurchdown School My schools list
Gloucestershire 49.3 7 Above average 0.42 12% 3.88 28.5
Cardinal Pole Catholic School (Maintained school)
CreateCardinal Pole Catholic School My schools list
Hackney 48.8 8 Above average 0.38 42% 4.33 28.4
Samuel Ryder Academy (Academy)
CreateSamuel Ryder Academy My schools list
Hertfordshire 48.3 9 Above average 0.33 39% 4.2 28.2
The Chauncy School (Academy)
CreateThe Chauncy School My schools list
Hertfordshire 48 10 Above average 0.31 46% 4.28 28.2
BBG Academy (Academy)
CreateBBG Academy My schools list
Kirklees 47.6 11 Above average 0.24 10% 3.94 28.2
Bluecoat Aspley Academy (Academy)
CreateBluecoat Aspley Academy My schools list
Nottingham 47 12 Above average 0.26 20% 3.83 27.7
Kingsbury High School (Academy)
CreateKingsbury High School My schools list
Brent 46.8 13 Above average 0.26 72% 4.39 28
Skinners' Academy (Academy)
CreateSkinners' Academy My schools list
Hackney 46.7 14 Average 0.16 41% 4.09 28.4
Holly Lodge Girls' College (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
CreateHolly Lodge Girls' College My schools list
Liverpool 45.1 15 Average -0.02 43% 4.08 28.5
Abbeyfield School (Academy)
CreateAbbeyfield School My schools list
Northamptonshire 44.9 16 Average -0.03 44% 3.94 28.2
Kelvin Hall School (Academy)
CreateKelvin Hall School My schools list
Kingston upon Hull, City of 44.9 16 Average -0.04 58% 4.18 28.1
London Enterprise Academy (Academy)
CreateLondon Enterprise Academy My schools list
Tower Hamlets 44.8 18 Average 0.01 85% 4.04 28.5
Trinity School (Academy)
CreateTrinity School My schools list
West Berkshire 44.8 18 Average -0.03 28% 3.8 28.1
West Hatch High School (Academy)
CreateWest Hatch High School My schools list
Essex 44.3 20 Average -0.06 40% 3.66 28.3
Don Valley Academy (Academy)
CreateDon Valley Academy My schools list
Doncaster 44 21 Average -0.09 11% 3.44 28.3
Kingsbury School - A Specialist Science and Mathematics Academy (Academy)
CreateKingsbury School - A Specialist Science and Mathematics Academy My schools list
Warwickshire 44 21 Average -0.14 7% 3.53 28.4
St Benedict's Catholic High School (Maintained school)
CreateSt Benedict's Catholic High School My schools list
Cumbria 44 21 Average -0.14 20% 3.6 28.3
Moat Community College (Maintained school)
CreateMoat Community College My schools list
Leicester 43.9 24 Average 0.05 5% 3.51 28.1
Thorns Collegiate Academy (Academy)
CreateThorns Collegiate Academy My schools list
Dudley 43.9 24 Average -0.09 16% 3.42 28.3
Nether Stowe School (Maintained school)
CreateNether Stowe School My schools list
Staffordshire 43.8 26 Average -0.16 24% 3.74 28.2
Ansford Academy (Academy)
CreateAnsford Academy My schools list
Somerset 43.7 27 Average -0.19 36% 3.73 28.1
Norton College (Academy)
CreateNorton College My schools list
North Yorkshire 43.7 27 Average -0.14 41% 3.79 28.2
Matravers School (Maintained school)
CreateMatravers School My schools list
Wiltshire 43.6 29 Average -0.15 7% 3.47 28.1
St Luke's Church of England School (Maintained school)
CreateSt Luke's Church of England School My schools list
Devon 43.4 30 Average -0.19 25% 3.71 28.3
Crestwood Community School (Maintained school)
CreateCrestwood Community School My schools list
Hampshire 43.1 31 Below average -0.2 52% 3.82 28.2
de Stafford School (Academy)
Createde Stafford School My schools list
Surrey 43.1 31 Average -0.17 9% 3.39 28.2
The Bishop of Winchester Academy (Academy)
CreateThe Bishop of Winchester Academy My schools list
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 43.1 31 Average -0.17 14% 3.54 28.3
Purbrook Park School (Maintained school)
CreatePurbrook Park School My schools list
Hampshire 42.4 34 Below average -0.25 21% 3.42 28.2
Tendring Technology College (Academy)
CreateTendring Technology College My schools list
Essex 42.1 35 Below average -0.3 11% 3.28 28.2
Rooks Heath School (Academy)
CreateRooks Heath School My schools list
Harrow 42 36 Below average -0.37 63% 3.92 28.3
The Grange School (Maintained school)
CreateThe Grange School My schools list
Buckinghamshire 42 36 Below average -0.34 10% 3.5 28.4
Hope Academy (Academy)
CreateHope Academy My schools list
St. Helens 41.6 38 Below average -0.35 52% 3.55 28.3
Cardinal Griffin Catholic College (Maintained school)
CreateCardinal Griffin Catholic College My schools list
Staffordshire 41.5 39 Below average -0.37 12% 3.41 28.3
St Anne's Roman Catholic High School, Stockport (Maintained school)
CreateSt Anne's Roman Catholic High School, Stockport My schools list
Stockport 41.5 39 Below average -0.32 4% 3.26 28
Ark Charter Academy (Academy)
CreateArk Charter Academy My schools list
Portsmouth 40.8 41 Well below average -0.51 48% 3.81 28.3
Morecambe Community High School (Maintained school)
CreateMorecambe Community High School My schools list
Lancashire 40.7 42 Below average -0.48 12% 3.28 28.4
The Deanery Church of England High School and Sixth Form College (Maintained school)
CreateThe Deanery Church of England High School and Sixth Form College My schools list
Wigan 40.6 43 Below average -0.38 8% 3.28 28.1
John Willmott School (Maintained school)
CreateJohn Willmott School My schools list
Birmingham 40.3 44 Below average -0.48 51% 3.51 28.5
Shuttleworth College (Maintained school)
CreateShuttleworth College My schools list
Lancashire 40.1 45 Below average -0.49 43% 3.59 28.3
Princes Risborough School (Academy)
CreatePrinces Risborough School My schools list
Buckinghamshire 39.1 46 Well below average -0.54 19% 3.31 28.3
Ashton Park School (Academy)
CreateAshton Park School My schools list
Bristol, City of 39 47 Well below average -0.6 12% 3.27 28.2
The Bushey Academy (Academy)
CreateThe Bushey Academy My schools list
Hertfordshire 39 47 Well below average -0.65 62% 3.51 28.4
Buckler's Mead Academy (Academy)
CreateBuckler's Mead Academy My schools list
Somerset 37.8 49 Well below average -0.79 17% 3.21 28.2
Stoke Studio College for Manufacturing and Design Engineering (Academy)
CreateStoke Studio College for Manufacturing and Design Engineering My schools list
Stoke-on-Trent 37 50 -0.73 12% 2.69 28.5
King Henry School (Academy)
CreateKing Henry School My schools list
Bexley 36.7 51 Well below average -0.82 8% 2.94 28.3
Scarborough University Technical College (Academy)
CreateScarborough University Technical College My schools list
North Yorkshire 36.7 51 -0.87 0% 2.88 28.2
Shrewsbury Academy (Academy)
CreateShrewsbury Academy My schools list
Shropshire 36.1 53 Well below average -0.91 7% 3.11 28.5
Savio Salesian College (Maintained school)
CreateSavio Salesian College My schools list
Sefton 35.9 54 Well below average -0.86 32% 2.65 28.3
Queensbury Academy (Academy)
CreateQueensbury Academy My schools list
Bradford 35.3 55 Well below average -0.89 21% 2.96 28.1
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.

Back to top
Is there anything wrong with this page? Click to expand

Updating page