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'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.
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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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|Nottingham Girls' Academy (Academy)||Nottingham||47.8||1||Above average 0.48||27.1|
|Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School (Maintained School)||Southwark||47.4||2||Well above average 0.6||27.2|
|Meopham School (Academy)||Kent||46.8||3||Above average 0.45||27.2|
|Dixons Allerton Academy (Academy)||Bradford||46.5||4||Above average 0.43||27|
|Manchester Communication Academy (Academy)||Manchester||45.1||5||Above average 0.24||26.8|
|Holy Trinity Academy (Maintained School)||Telford and Wrekin||44.6||6||Average 0.23||26.8|
|Harborne Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||44.3||7||Average 0.13||26.9|
|Stockport Academy (Academy)||Stockport||44.2||8||Average 0.15||27.1|
|The Bourne Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council||43.5||9||Average 0.13||27|
|Stockland Green School (Academy)||Birmingham||42.8||10||Average 0.09||27|
|Tiverton High School (Maintained School)||Devon||42.8||10||Average 0.09||27.1|
|Churchmead Church of England (VA) School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Windsor and Maidenhead||42.7||12||Average -0.22||27.2|
|Lordswood Boys' School (Academy)||Birmingham||42.7||12||Average 0.35||27.2|
|Oasis Academy Shirley Park (Academy)||Croydon||42.5||14||Average 0.04||27|
|St Peter's School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Cambridgeshire||42.3||15||Average 0.01||27.1|
|Minsthorpe Community College, A Specialist Science College (Academy)||Wakefield||42||16||Average -0.01||27|
|Discovery Academy (Academy)||Stoke-on-Trent||41.8||17||Average -0.04||27.1|
|Garibaldi College (Maintained School)||Nottinghamshire||41.8||17||Average -0.07||27.2|
|Ormiston Forge Academy (Academy)||Sandwell||41.8||17||Average 0.01||27.1|
|Beamont Collegiate Academy (Academy)||Warrington||41.7||20||Average -0.02||27|
|Jack Hunt School (Maintained School)||Peterborough||41.7||20||Average -0.01||26.9|
|The Aylesbury Vale Academy (Academy)||Buckinghamshire||41.6||22||Average 0.02||27|
|Wadham School (Maintained School)||Somerset||41.5||23||-0.08||26.8|
|Harris Academy Orpington (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Bromley||41.4||24||Average -0.01||27|
|Holy Trinity (Maintained School)||Barnsley||41.4||24||Average -0.08||27|
|Co-op Academy Priesthorpe (Academy)||Leeds||41.3||26||Average -0.04||27|
|Huntcliff School (Academy)||North Lincolnshire||41.3||26||Average -0.08||27.1|
|Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School (Academy)||Birmingham||40.9||28||Average -0.15||27|
|Outwood Academy City Fields (Academy)||Wakefield||40||29||Below average -0.25||26.8|
|Ormiston SWB Academy (Academy)||Wolverhampton||39.9||30||Below average -0.22||27.1|
|Kingsway Park High School (Maintained School)||Rochdale||39||31||Below average -0.25||27.1|
|Walderslade Girls' School (Academy)||Medway||39||31||Below average -0.28||27.4|
|Lealands High School (Maintained School)||Luton||38.9||33||Below average -0.27||27|
|Ellesmere Park High School (Academy)||Salford||38||34||Below average -0.33||27|
|The Canterbury Academy (Academy)||Kent||38||34||Below average -0.43||27.2|
|Greenacre Academy (Academy)||Medway||37.9||36||Below average -0.39||26.9|
|Havelock Academy (Academy)||North East Lincolnshire||37.6||37||Below average -0.44||26.9|
|Spen Valley High School (Maintained School)||Kirklees||37.5||38||Below average -0.43||27|
|Whitley Academy (Academy)||Coventry||37.1||39||Well below average -0.53||26.7|
|Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School (Maintained School)||Lancashire||37||40||Well below average -0.51||27.1|
|Stoke Damerel Community College (Academy)||Plymouth||37||40||Below average -0.48||27.1|
|Paignton Academy (Academy)||Torbay||36.9||42||Well below average -0.52||27.2|
|New Rickstones Academy (Academy)||Essex||36.5||43||Well below average -0.54||26.9|
|The Giles Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||36.4||44||Well below average -0.56||27.2|
|St Gregory the Great Catholic School (Academy)||Oxfordshire||36.3||45||Below average -0.5||26.8|
|Benfield School (Academy)||Newcastle upon Tyne||35.9||46||Well below average -0.65||27.3|
|Brownhills School (Maintained School)||Walsall||35.7||47||Well below average -0.63||27.2|
|Wigston Academy (Academy)||Leicestershire||35.5||48||Well below average -0.62||26.9|
|West Midlands Utc (Academy)||Wolverhampton||35.4||49||-0.63||27.2|
|Aylesford School (Maintained School)||Kent||35.3||50||Well below average -0.66||27.3|
|Tile Cross Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||34.7||51||Below average -0.31||26.7|
|The Hereford Academy (Academy)||Herefordshire||33.7||52||Well below average -0.8||26.9|
|Kirkby College (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||32.5||53||Well below average -0.96||26.9|
|Scarborough University Technical College (Academy)||North Yorkshire||30.5||54||-1.24||27.1|
|Fearns Community Sports College (Maintained School)||Lancashire||26.5||55||Well below average -1.52||27|
As there is no better performing similar school in this group that is within 75 miles of the school that has been highlighted, we've selected an additional school outside of this radius. The method for selecting a school from outside this group is explained in the similar schools guidance. opens in a new window
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Progress 8 score, description (Sorts by this column)
Average point score at key stage 2 (Sorts by this column)
|Casterton College Rutland (Academy)||Rutland||51.7||-- opens a popup||Well above average 0.79||27.7|
- 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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