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Schools similar toThe Winsford Academy

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Cressex Community School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Buckinghamshire 48.4 1 Well above average 0.68 26.9
St John Wall Catholic School (Maintained School)
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Birmingham 48.3 2 Well above average 0.68 26.9
Swindon Academy (Academy)
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Swindon 47.5 3 Well above average 0.52 26.8
East Point Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 46.4 4 Well above average 0.5 26.9
Campion School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 45.2 5 Above average 0.42 26.9
Holyhead School (Academy)
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Birmingham 44.5 6 Above average 0.33 26.9
Hadley Learning Community - Secondary Phase (Maintained School)
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Telford and Wrekin 44.4 7 Above average 0.34 26.7
Bedlingtonshire Community High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Northumberland 43.8 8 Above average 0.26 26.9
Clacton County High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Essex 43.8 8 Above average 0.24 26.7
Bridgwater College Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Somerset 43.5 10 Average 0.21 26.7
The Ramsey Academy, Halstead (Academy)
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Essex 43.2 11 Average 0.19 26.9
Forest Academy (Academy)
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Redbridge 43 12 Average 0.09 26.3
Matthew Moss High School (Maintained School)
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Rochdale 42.9 13 Above average 0.29 26.8
Westfield Academy (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 42.9 13 Average 0.15 26.8
Edmonton County School (Academy)
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Enfield 42.2 15 Above average 0.23 26.7
Ark Boulton Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 42 16 Average 0.09 26.7
Ark All Saints Academy (Academy)
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Southwark 41.9 17 Average -0.07 26.8
Broadoak School (Academy)
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Trafford 41.8 18 Average 0.04 27
Paget High School (Maintained School)
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Staffordshire 41.8 18 Average 0.08 26.7
Dene Community School (Maintained School)
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Durham 41.4 20 Average 0.02 26.7
St John's Catholic Comprehensive (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 41.4 20 Average 0.01 26.8
The Maplesden Noakes School (Academy)
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Kent 40.6 22 Average -0.06 27
The Bishop of Winchester Academy (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council 40.4 23 Average -0.08 26.8
The Hundred of Hoo Academy (Academy)
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Medway 40.2 24 Average -0.06 27
Goole High School (Academy)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 40 25 Average -0.14 26.8
Swinton Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Rotherham 40 25 Average -0.13 26.8
The Winsford Academy (Academy)
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Cheshire West and Chester 39.8 27 Average -0.14 26.7
Harlington School (Maintained School)
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Hillingdon 39.4 28 Average -0.23 26.7
Sutton Community Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 39.2 29 Average -0.21 26.5
Manchester Academy (Academy)
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Manchester 39 30 Below average -0.26 26.6
Kempston Challenger Academy (Academy)
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Bedford 38.9 31 Average -0.14 26.6
The Phoenix Collegiate (Maintained School)
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Sandwell 38.7 32 Below average -0.26 26.7
The Thomas Lord Audley School (Academy)
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Essex 38.1 33 Below average -0.36 26.8
Lea Valley High School (Maintained School)
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Enfield 38 34 Below average -0.3 26.7
The Parker E-ACT Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 38 34 Below average -0.33 26.8
Corby Business Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 37.7 36 Below average -0.36 26.4
The Nicholas Hamond Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 37.6 37 Below average -0.34 26.5
Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)
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Kent 37.5 38 Below average -0.4 27
The Elstree UTC (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 37.5 38 -0.5 27.2
Beckfoot Thornton (Academy)
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Bradford 36.3 40 Below average -0.49 26.7
Bridgemary School (Academy)
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Hampshire 36.2 41 Below average -0.49 27
Lord Derby Academy (Academy)
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Knowsley 35.9 42 Well below average -0.53 27
John Madejski Academy (Academy)
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Reading 34.9 43 Well below average -0.63 26.7
Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire (Academy)
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North Lincolnshire 34.8 44 -0.71 27
Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 34.4 45 Well below average -0.51 26.5
Broad Oak Sports College (Maintained School)
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Bury 34.3 46 Well below average -0.71 26.7
The Oldershaw Academy (Academy)
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Wirral 34.3 46 Well below average -0.68 26.9
The Academy of St Nicholas (Academy)
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Liverpool 34 48 Well below average -0.76 26.9
Cecil Jones Academy (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 33.7 49 Well below average -0.75 26.8
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Cheshire East 32.5 50 Well below average -0.88 26.3
Nightingale Academy (Academy)
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Enfield 32.2 51 Well below average -0.56 26.7
The Albion Academy (Academy)
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Salford 31.9 52 Well below average -1.06 26.8
Cockshut Hill Technology College (Academy)
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Birmingham 31.6 53 Well below average -0.96 26.7
University of Chester CE Academy (Academy)
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Cheshire West and Chester 28.9 54 Well below average -1.26 27.1
East Kent College (College)
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Kent 27.6 55 -1.26 27.2

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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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