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If there is no similar school within the grouping that is classed as better performing, a better performing school outside of the similar schools grouping may be shown at the bottom of the page. In some cases, this may not be possible, for example if the school has very high attainment or there are no better performing schools within a 75 mile radius. For further details, including the criteria for better performing schools and how these are assigned, see similar schools guidance. opens in a new window

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Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School (Academy)
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Blackburn with Darwen 69.9 1 Well above average 2.16 93% 6.55 29
Eden Boys' School, Birmingham (Academy)
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Birmingham 64.4 2 Well above average 1.69 82% 5.87 29.2
William Perkin Church of England High School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Ealing 60.9 3 Well above average 1.31 80% 5.83 29
Eden Girls' School Waltham Forest (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Waltham Forest 59.6 4 Well above average 1.19 92% 5.38 29.1
St Paul's School for Girls (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 59.5 5 Well above average 1.14 48% 5.27 29
St Bernard's High School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Southend-on-Sea 56.2 6 Well above average 0.88 55% 5.02 29.2
Beis Yaakov High School (Academy)
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Salford 55.8 7 Well above average 0.74 66% 5.17 28.7
Holyport College (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Windsor and Maidenhead 53.1 8 Average 0.22 86% 5.21 28.9
Penrice Academy (Academy)
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Cornwall 53 9 Above average 0.49 12% 4.46 29
Sacred Heart Catholic High School (Academy)
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Newcastle upon Tyne 52.7 10 Above average 0.45 37% 4.48 28.7
Sheringham High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Norfolk 52.7 10 Above average 0.46 58% 4.95 28.8
Soham Village College (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 52.1 12 Above average 0.43 25% 4.44 28.9
Ashlyns School (Maintained school)
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Hertfordshire 51.7 13 Above average 0.37 37% 4.5 29.2
Windsor Girls' School (Academy)
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Windsor and Maidenhead 51.7 13 0.38 60% 4.66 28.9
Wheelers Lane Technology College (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 51 15 Above average 0.26 41% 4.57 29
Acklam Grange School (Academy)
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Middlesbrough 50.6 16 Above average 0.34 39% 4.04 29
Congleton High School (Academy)
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Cheshire East 50.4 17 Above average 0.22 16% 4.09 29.1
Seaford Head School (Academy)
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East Sussex 50.3 18 Above average 0.22 32% 4.42 29
St Benedict's Catholic College (Maintained school)
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Essex 50 19 Above average 0.25 79% 4.64 28.9
Hornsey School for Girls (Maintained school)
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Haringey 49.7 20 Above average 0.4 66% 4.56 28.9
Beauchamps High School (Maintained school)
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Essex 49.6 21 Average 0.14 43% 4.5 29.1
Harris Academy Rainham (Academy)
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Havering 49.3 22 Above average 0.21 65% 4.43 29.2
Henley In Arden School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 48.9 23 Average 0.11 54% 4.53 29
Coombe Boys' School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kingston upon Thames 48.8 24 Average 0.19 54% 4.46 29.1
Prudhoe Community High School (Maintained school)
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Northumberland 48.8 24 0.08 46% 4.26 29.1
St Birinus School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 48.6 26 Average 0.04 23% 4.25 28.9
St Thomas More Catholic School (Academy)
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Bedford 48.6 26 Average 0.12 25% 4.13 28.9
The Hamble School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hampshire 48.5 28 Average 0.04 58% 4.26 29
William Edwards School (Academy)
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Thurrock 47.9 29 Average 0.01 57% 4.32 29.1
The Warriner School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 47.6 30 Average 0 40% 4.26 29
Heyford Park Free School (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 47.3 31 Average -0.1 57% 4.39 29.1
Kennet School (Academy)
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West Berkshire 46.9 32 Average -0.11 68% 4.18 29
Caludon Castle School (Academy)
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Coventry 46.7 33 Average -0.1 34% 3.92 28.9
Helston Community College (Academy)
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Cornwall 46.4 34 Average -0.15 23% 3.92 29.1
Oathall Community College (Maintained school)
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West Sussex 46.4 34 Average -0.08 54% 4.35 29.1
The John Warner School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 46.3 36 Average -0.13 79% 4.22 29.1
Birchwood Community High School (Academy)
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Warrington 46.1 37 Average -0.19 48% 4.03 28.9
Chapel-en-le-Frith High School (Maintained school)
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Derbyshire 46.1 37 Below average -0.2 25% 3.98 28.8
The Roundhill Academy (Academy)
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Leicestershire 46 39 Average -0.17 30% 4.08 28.9
The McAuley Catholic High School (Academy)
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Doncaster 45.8 40 Below average -0.18 69% 4.05 29
Charlton School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Telford and Wrekin 45.4 41 Below average -0.28 74% 4.26 29
Colonel Frank Seely Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 44.7 42 Below average -0.35 37% 3.94 29.2
South Dartmoor Community College (Academy)
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Devon 44.5 43 Below average -0.3 30% 3.72 29.2
Bishop Challoner Boys' School (Maintained school)
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Tower Hamlets 44.2 44 Below average -0.34 13% 3.54 29
Chosen Hill School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 44.2 44 Below average -0.37 27% 3.8 29.1
New Mills School (Maintained school)
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Derbyshire 44.2 44 Below average -0.41 24% 3.59 29.1
Longdean School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 43.9 47 Below average -0.36 51% 3.79 29.1
The Bolsover School (Academy)
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Derbyshire 43.7 48 Below average -0.36 59% 4.06 28.8
The Cumberland School (Academy)
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Newham 43.7 48 Below average -0.46 44% 3.72 28.5
Biddulph High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Staffordshire 43.3 50 -0.46 52% 3.68 29.1
Ludlow Church of England School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Shropshire 43.3 50 Below average -0.46 29% 3.77 28.8
William de Ferrers School (Academy)
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Essex 42.3 52 Well below average -0.57 8% 3.1 29
Greater Peterborough UTC (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Peterborough 38.6 53 -0.95 2% 3.21 28.9
Liverpool Life Sciences UTC (Academy)
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Liverpool 37.2 54 -1 6% 2.87 29.2
Kemnal Technology College (Academy)
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Bromley 36.2 55 Well below average -1.12 2% 3 29.1
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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 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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