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Similar schools for George Spencer Academy and Technology College

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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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Ursuline High School Wimbledon
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Merton
62.6 1
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.76
Well above national average
(0.61 to 0.91)
28.9
The Holt School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Wokingham
60.9 2
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.60
Well above national average
(0.44 to 0.75)
28.8
Balcarras School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Gloucestershire
60.6 3
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.61
Well above national average
(0.46 to 0.77)
28.9
The Cotswold Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Gloucestershire
59.6 4
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.48
Above national average
(0.33 to 0.63)
29
The Ursuline Academy Ilford
(Academy)

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Local authority
Redbridge
59.5 5
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.43
Above national average
(0.23 to 0.62)
28.8
St Bartholomew's School
(Academy)

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Local authority
West Berkshire
59.2 6
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.41
Above national average
(0.28 to 0.55)
28.9
Debenham High School
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Suffolk
58.9 7
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.39
Above national average
(0.19 to 0.58)
28.8
Guildford County School
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Surrey
58.9 7
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.40
Above national average
(0.23 to 0.57)
28.8
Seven Kings School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Redbridge
58.8 9
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.42
Above national average
(0.26 to 0.57)
28.8
Whitburn Church of England Academy
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
South Tyneside
58.8 9
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.37
Above national average
(0.22 to 0.52)
28.9
Richard Challoner School
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Kingston upon Thames
58.7 11
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.39
Above national average
(0.21 to 0.57)
28.8
Gillotts School
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Oxfordshire
58.6 12
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.40
Above national average
(0.24 to 0.57)
28.9
Notre Dame High School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Sheffield
58.1 13
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.31
Above national average
(0.16 to 0.46)
28.8
Wellsway School
(Academy)
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Local authority
Bath and North East Somerset
57.9 14
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.30
Above national average
(0.15 to 0.45)
28.9
William Farr CofE Comprehensive School
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Lincolnshire
57.9 14
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.27
Above national average
(0.13 to 0.41)
28.9
Trinity Catholic High School
(Maintained School)
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Local authority
Redbridge
57.8 16
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.27
Above national average
(0.13 to 0.40)
28.9
George Spencer Academy and Technology College
(Academy)
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Local authority
Nottinghamshire
57.7 17
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.27
Above national average
(0.13 to 0.42)
28.9
Robert May's School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Hampshire
57.7 17
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.27
Above national average
(0.13 to 0.41)
28.9
Denbigh School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Milton Keynes
57.2 19
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.20
Above national average
(0.05 to 0.35)
28.9
Beverley High School
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
East Riding of Yorkshire
57.0 20
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.20
Above national average
(0.01 to 0.39)
28.9
Otley Prince Henry's Grammar School Specialist Language College
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Leeds
56.8 21
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.22
Above national average
(0.08 to 0.36)
28.8
Queen Elizabeth School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Cumbria
56.8 21
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.16
Above national average
(0.02 to 0.31)
28.9
Anglo European School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Essex
56.6 23
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.20
Above national average
(0.05 to 0.35)
28.9
St Paul's Catholic College
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Local authority
West Sussex
56.6 23
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.24
Above national average
(0.06 to 0.41)
28.8
Bottisham Village College
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Cambridgeshire
56.3 25
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.20
Above national average
(0.06 to 0.35)
28.8
Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School
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Local authority
Derbyshire
56.1 26
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.14
Above national average
(0.02 to 0.26)
28.9
The Trinity Catholic School A Voluntary Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Nottingham
55.9 27
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.08
Average
(-0.08 to 0.24)
28.8
Finham Park School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Coventry
55.8 28
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.10
Average
(-0.04 to 0.23)
28.8
The John Henry Newman Catholic School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Hertfordshire
55.8 28
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.08
Average
(-0.06 to 0.22)
28.9
Queens' School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Hertfordshire
55.7 30
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.07
Average
(-0.06 to 0.20)
28.9
Ponteland Community High School
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Local authority
Northumberland
55.6 31
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.06
Average
(-0.07 to 0.19)
28.9
Haydon School
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Hillingdon
55.4 32
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.06
Average
(-0.06 to 0.18)
28.9
St Thomas More Catholic School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Gateshead
55.4 32
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.04
Average
(-0.10 to 0.18)
28.9
Ulverston Victoria High School
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Cumbria
55.3 34
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.03
Average
(-0.12 to 0.19)
28.9
Bury Church of England High School
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Bury
55.2 35
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.01
Average
(-0.18 to 0.16)
28.9
Horsforth School
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Leeds
55.2 35
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.06
Average
(-0.08 to 0.20)
28.9
Ralph Allen School
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Local authority
Bath and North East Somerset
55.2 35
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.02
Average
(-0.14 to 0.19)
28.8
Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre
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Local authority
Reading
55.1 38
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.03
Average
(-0.11 to 0.18)
28.8
Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School
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Local authority
Hampshire
55.0 39
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.03
Average
(-0.19 to 0.14)
29
Hutton Church of England Grammar School
(Maintained School)
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Local authority
Lancashire
55.0 39
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.00
Average
(-0.18 to 0.19)
28.9
Testbourne Community School
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Hampshire
55.0 39
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.03
Average
(-0.14 to 0.20)
28.9
Ashlyns School
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Local authority
Hertfordshire
54.7 42
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.02
Average
(-0.15 to 0.18)
28.9
Greenshaw High School
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Local authority
Sutton
54.6 43
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.02
Average
(-0.16 to 0.12)
28.8
Keswick School
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Local authority
Cumbria
54.6 43
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.00
Average
(-0.16 to 0.15)
28.9
King Edward VI School
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Staffordshire
54.3 45
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.04
Average
(-0.19 to 0.10)
28.8
St. Peter's Collegiate Church of England School
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Wolverhampton
54.0 46
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.09
Average
(-0.25 to 0.08)
28.9
Christleton High School
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Local authority
Cheshire West and Chester
53.9 47
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.08
Average
(-0.23 to 0.07)
28.9
St Joseph's RC High School and Sports College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Bolton
53.5 48
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.13
Average
(-0.30 to 0.03)
28.8
Eggar's School
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School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Hampshire
53.3 49
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.23
Below national average
(-0.39 to -0.06)
29
Ormskirk School
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Local authority
Lancashire
53.0 50
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.19
Below national average
(-0.33 to -0.04)
28.8
Ossett Academy and Sixth Form College
(Academy)

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Local authority
Wakefield
52.8 51
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.20
Below national average
(-0.33 to -0.07)
28.9
Maricourt Catholic High School
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Local authority
Sefton
51.8 52
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.29
Below national average
(-0.43 to -0.16)
28.9
The Mirfield Free Grammar and Sixth Form
(Academy)

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Local authority
Kirklees
50.2 53
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.41
Below national average
(-0.55 to -0.28)
28.8
East Leake Academy
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Nottinghamshire
49.3 54
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.54
Well below national average
(-0.71 to -0.38)
28.8
CTC Kingshurst Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Solihull
48.0 55
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.67
Well below national average
(-0.81 to -0.54)
28.8
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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