'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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|Cressex Community School (Maintained School)||Buckinghamshire||48.4||1||Well above average 0.68||26.9|
|St John Wall Catholic School (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Birmingham||48.3||2||Well above average 0.68||26.9|
|Swindon Academy (Academy)||Swindon||47.5||3||Well above average 0.52||26.8|
|East Point Academy (Academy)||Suffolk||46.4||4||Well above average 0.5||26.9|
|Campion School (Academy)||Warwickshire||45.2||5||Above average 0.42||26.9|
|Holyhead School (Academy)||Birmingham||44.5||6||Above average 0.33||26.9|
|Hadley Learning Community - Secondary Phase (Maintained School)||Telford and Wrekin||44.4||7||Above average 0.34||26.7|
|Bedlingtonshire Community High School (Maintained School)||Northumberland||43.8||8||Above average 0.26||26.9|
|Clacton County High School (Academy)||Essex||43.8||8||Above average 0.24||26.7|
|Bruntcliffe Academy (Academy)||Leeds||43.7||10||Above average 0.24||27|
|Bridgwater College Academy (Academy)||Somerset||43.5||11||Average 0.21||26.7|
|The Ramsey Academy, Halstead (Academy)||Essex||43.2||12||Average 0.19||26.9|
|Forest Academy (Academy)||Redbridge||43||13||Average 0.09||26.3|
|Matthew Moss High School (Maintained School)||Rochdale||42.9||14||Above average 0.29||26.8|
|Westfield Academy (Academy)||Hertfordshire||42.9||14||Average 0.15||26.8|
|Edmonton County School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Enfield||42.2||16||Above average 0.23||26.7|
|Pleckgate High School (Academy)||Blackburn with Darwen||42.1||17||Average 0.07||26.5|
|Ark Boulton Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||42||18||Average 0.09||26.7|
|Ark All Saints Academy (Academy)||Southwark||41.9||19||Average -0.07||26.8|
|Paget High School (Maintained School)||Staffordshire||41.8||20||Average 0.08||26.7|
|Dene Community School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Durham||41.4||21||Average 0.02||26.7|
|St John's Catholic Comprehensive (Maintained School)||Kent||41.4||21||Average 0.01||26.8|
|The Maplesden Noakes School (Academy)||Kent||40.6||23||Average -0.06||27|
|The Hundred of Hoo Academy (Academy)||Medway||40.2||24||Average -0.06||27|
|Goole High School (Academy)||East Riding of Yorkshire||40||25||Average -0.14||26.8|
|Swinton Academy (Academy)||Rotherham||40||25||Average -0.13||26.8|
|Leeds East Academy (Academy)||Leeds||39.8||27||Average -0.02||26.9|
|The Winsford Academy (Academy)||Cheshire West and Chester||39.8||27||Average -0.14||26.7|
|Harlington School (Maintained School)||Hillingdon||39.4||29||Average -0.23||26.7|
|Sutton Community Academy (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||39.2||30||Average -0.21||26.5|
|Manchester Academy (Academy)||Manchester||39||31||Below average -0.26||26.6|
|Kempston Challenger Academy (Academy)||Bedford||38.9||32||Average -0.14||26.6|
|The Phoenix Collegiate (Maintained School)||Sandwell||38.7||33||Below average -0.26||26.7|
|The Thomas Lord Audley School (Academy)||Essex||38.1||34||Below average -0.36||26.8|
|Lea Valley High School (Maintained School)||Enfield||38||35||Below average -0.3||26.7|
|Springwest Academy (Academy)||Hounslow||38||35||Below average -0.37||26.6|
|The Parker E-ACT Academy (Academy)||Northamptonshire||38||35||Below average -0.33||26.8|
|Corby Business Academy (Academy)||Northamptonshire||37.7||38||Below average -0.36||26.4|
|Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)||Kent||37.5||39||Below average -0.4||27|
|The Elstree UTC (Academy)||Hertfordshire||37.5||39||-0.5||27.2|
|Louth Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||36.6||41||Below average -0.5||27|
|Our Lady and St John Catholic College (Maintained School)||Blackburn with Darwen||36.6||41||Well below average -0.52||27|
|Beckfoot Thornton (Academy)||Bradford||36.3||43||Below average -0.49||26.7|
|Bridgemary School (Academy)||Hampshire||36.2||44||Below average -0.49||27|
|Lord Derby Academy (Academy)||Knowsley||35.9||45||Well below average -0.53||27|
|Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy (Academy)||Suffolk||34.4||46||Well below average -0.51||26.5|
|Broad Oak Sports College (Maintained School)||Bury||34.3||47||Well below average -0.71||26.7|
|The Oldershaw Academy (Academy)||Wirral||34.3||47||Well below average -0.68||26.9|
|The Academy of St Nicholas (Academy)||Liverpool||34||49||Well below average -0.76||26.9|
|Cecil Jones Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Southend-on-Sea||33.7||50||Well below average -0.75||26.8|
|The Deanes (Academy)||Essex||32.7||51||Well below average -0.94||26.6|
|Sir William Stanier Community School (Academy)||Cheshire East||32.5||52||Well below average -0.88||26.3|
|Nightingale Academy (Academy)||Enfield||32.2||53||Well below average -0.56||26.7|
|University of Chester CE Academy (Academy)||Cheshire West and Chester||28.9||54||Well below average -1.26||27.1|
|East Kent College (College)||Kent||27.6||55||-1.26||27.2|
- 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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