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Schools similar toUniversity Academy Keighley

'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.

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St John Wall Catholic School (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 47.1 1 Well above average 0.82 26% 3.95 26.2
Belle Vue Girls' Academy (Academy)
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Bradford 44.3 2 Well above average 0.59 77% 4.07 26
Grace Academy Darlaston (Academy)
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Walsall 42.7 3 Above average 0.35 18% 3.49 26.3
St John's Catholic Comprehensive (Maintained school)
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Kent 42.5 4 Above average 0.4 14% 3.39 26.3
St John Fisher Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Peterborough 42.4 5 Well above average 0.6 19% 3.57 25.8
The Archbishop Lanfranc Academy (Academy)
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Croydon 42.4 5 Well above average 0.67 17% 3.44 26.6
East Point Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 41.9 7 Above average 0.36 31% 3.49 26
St John Fisher Catholic Comprehensive School (Maintained school)
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Medway 41.4 8 Average 0.13 31% 3.5 26.3
Harris Academy Peckham (Academy)
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Southwark 41 9 Average 0.18 24% 3.44 26.1
The De Montfort School (Maintained school)
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Worcestershire 40.6 10 Above average 0.3 18% 3.27 26.1
The Thetford Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 40.5 11 Above average 0.23 39% 3.62 25.8
Spalding Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 40.1 12 Average 0.2 18% 3.22 25.8
Lordswood Boys' School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Birmingham 39.9 13 Above average 0.41 25% 3.26 26.7
The John Wallis Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Kent 39.1 14 Average 0.11 17% 3.07 25.9
Hilbre High School (Academy)
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Wirral 38.7 15 Average -0.02 12% 3.26 26.5
Bridge Learning Campus (Academy)
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Bristol, City of 38.6 16 Average -0.05 46% 3.2 26.3
The Barnes Wallis Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 38.5 17 Average 0.02 27% 3.11 26.5
Ormiston Sudbury Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Suffolk 38 18 Average -0.11 13% 3.11 26.4
Thomas Clarkson Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Cambridgeshire 38 18 Average -0.01 10% 2.99 25.9
The Boulevard Academy (Academy)
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Kingston upon Hull, City of 37.5 20 Average -0.21 17% 2.92 25.8
Outwood Academy Bishopsgarth (Academy)
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Stockton-on-Tees 37.3 21 Average -0.16 2% 3.12 26.2
Chantry Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 36.9 22 Average -0.16 29% 3.1 26.3
Ifield Community College (Maintained school)
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West Sussex 36.8 23 Average -0.19 16% 3 26.2
St Matthias School (Maintained school)
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Wolverhampton 36.8 23 Average -0.02 73% 3.16 26.3
University Academy Keighley (Academy)
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Bradford 36.5 25 Average -0.2 8% 2.7 25.8
Marsden Heights Community College (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 36.4 26 Average 0.01 2% 2.86 26
The James Hornsby School (Academy)
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Essex 36.4 26 Below average -0.29 1% 2.8 26.5
Firth Park Academy (Academy)
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Sheffield 36.3 28 Average -0.2 43% 3.12 25.8
Hinde House 3-16 School (Academy)
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Sheffield 36.1 29 Average -0.03 13% 2.72 25.4
City of Peterborough Academy (Academy)
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Peterborough 35.7 30 Average -0.14 51% 3.24 26.1
Christ The King Catholic High School (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 35.3 31 Average -0.33 2% 2.84 25.8
Unity City Academy (Academy)
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Middlesbrough 34.9 32 Below average -0.31 23% 2.45 25.7
Parkwood E-Act Academy (Academy)
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Sheffield 34.2 33 Average -0.15 8% 2.67 25.7
The Adeyfield Academy (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 34.1 34 Below average -0.43 2% 2.6 25.8
Leeds East Academy (Academy)
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Leeds 34 35 Below average -0.37 31% 2.7 25.9
Skegness Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 34 35 Below average -0.45 1% 2.45 26.2
Swallow Hill Community College (Academy)
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Leeds 33.9 37 Below average -0.49 21% 2.95 25.3
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Lincolnshire 33.7 38 Below average -0.43 23% 3.11 26.3
Tudor Grange Samworth Academy, A church of England School (Academy)
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Leicester 33.6 39 Well below average -0.56 12% 2.78 26
New Line Learning Academy (Academy)
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Kent 33.5 40 Well below average -0.54 12% 2.53 26.4
The Sittingbourne School (Academy)
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Kent 33.5 40 Below average -0.5 33% 2.81 26.4
Clacton Coastal Academy (Academy)
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Essex 33.4 42 Well below average -0.51 5% 2.4 26
The Basildon Upper Academy (Academy)
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Essex 33.3 43 -0.62 2% 2.28 26.5
Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey (Academy)
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Kent 32.7 44 Well below average -0.57 0% 2.34 26.4
The Robert Napier School (Academy)
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Medway 32.3 45 Well below average -0.64 4% 2.63 26.4
Dixons Cottingley Academy (Academy)
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Bradford 32.2 46 Below average -0.5 4% 2.48 26.3
High Weald Academy (Academy)
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Kent 32 47 Well below average -0.69 44% 2.56 26.6
Kirkby College (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 32 47 Well below average -0.71 61% 3.01 26.1
Fyndoune Community College (Maintained school)
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County Durham 31.8 49 Well below average -0.63 39% 2.84 26.4
Thomas Middlecott Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 30.5 50 Well below average -0.76 33% 2.51 26.1
One In A Million Free School (Academy)
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Bradford 30.2 51 Well below average -0.83 8% 2.49 25.8
Waverley Studio College (Academy)
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Birmingham 29.9 52 -0.96 0% 2.27 25.9
The Oaks Academy (Academy)
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Cheshire East 28.9 53 Well below average -1.01 35% 2.46 26.2
The De La Salle Academy (Academy)
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Liverpool 23.1 54 Well below average -1.5 0% 1.8 26.7
Newbury College (College)
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West Berkshire 5.9 55 -3.02 0% 0.33 25.9

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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.

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