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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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|Cressex Community School (Maintained School)||Buckinghamshire||48.4||1||Well above average 0.68||26.9|
|St John Wall Catholic School (Maintained School)||Birmingham||48.3||2||Well above average 0.68||26.9|
|Swindon Academy (Academy)||Swindon||47.5||3||Well above average 0.52||26.8|
|Campion School (Academy)||Warwickshire||45.2||4||Above average 0.42||26.9|
|Holyhead School (Academy)||Birmingham||44.5||5||Above average 0.33||26.9|
|Fullhurst Community College (Maintained School)||Leicester||44.4||6||Average 0.17||26.7|
|Hadley Learning Community - Secondary Phase (Maintained School)||Telford and Wrekin||44.4||6||Above average 0.34||26.7|
|Bridgwater College Academy (Academy)||Somerset||43.5||8||Average 0.21||26.7|
|The Ramsey Academy, Halstead (Academy)||Essex||43.2||9||Average 0.19||26.9|
|Forest Academy (Academy)||Redbridge||43||10||Average 0.09||26.3|
|Matthew Moss High School (Maintained School)||Rochdale||42.9||11||Above average 0.29||26.8|
|Westfield Academy (Academy)||Hertfordshire||42.9||11||Average 0.15||26.8|
|Edmonton County School (Academy)||Enfield||42.2||13||Above average 0.23||26.7|
|Ark All Saints Academy (Academy)||Southwark||41.9||14||Average -0.07||26.8|
|Broadoak School (Academy)||Trafford||41.8||15||Average 0.04||27|
|The Quest Academy (Academy)||Croydon||41.5||16||Average 0.15||26.6|
|Dene Community School (Maintained School)||Durham||41.4||17||Average 0.02||26.7|
|St John's Catholic Comprehensive (Maintained School)||Kent||41.4||17||Average 0.01||26.8|
|The Maplesden Noakes School (Academy)||Kent||40.6||19||Average -0.06||27|
|The Bishop of Winchester Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council||40.4||20||Average -0.08||26.8|
|The Hundred of Hoo Academy (Academy)||Medway||40.2||21||Average -0.06||27|
|The Samuel Lister Academy (Academy)||Bradford||40.2||21||Average 0.07||26.7|
|Sir John Thursby Community College (Maintained School)||Lancashire||40.1||23||Average 0.01||26.7|
|Swinton Academy (Academy)||Rotherham||40||24||Average -0.13||26.8|
|St George's Church of England Foundation School (Maintained School)||Kent||39.8||25||Average -0.12||26.7|
|The Winsford Academy (Academy)||Cheshire West and Chester||39.8||25||Average -0.14||26.7|
|Sutton Community Academy (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||39.2||27||Average -0.21||26.5|
|King Harold Business & Enterprise Academy (Academy)||Essex||39.1||28||Average -0.14||26.7|
|Manchester Academy (Academy)||Manchester||39||29||Below average -0.26||26.6|
|Kempston Challenger Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Bedford||38.9||30||Average -0.14||26.6|
|The Phoenix Collegiate (Maintained School)||Sandwell||38.7||31||Below average -0.26||26.7|
|The Thomas Lord Audley School (Academy)||Essex||38.1||32||Below average -0.36||26.8|
|Lea Valley High School (Maintained School)||Enfield||38||33||Below average -0.3||26.7|
|The Parker E-ACT Academy (Academy)||Northamptonshire||38||33||Below average -0.33||26.8|
|Corby Business Academy (Academy)||Northamptonshire||37.7||35||Below average -0.36||26.4|
|The Nicholas Hamond Academy (Academy)||Norfolk||37.6||36||Below average -0.34||26.5|
|The Elstree UTC (Academy)||Hertfordshire||37.5||37||-0.5||27.2|
|The Milton Keynes Academy (Academy)||Milton Keynes||37.3||38||Below average -0.3||26.6|
|Bridgemary School (Academy)||Hampshire||36.2||39||Below average -0.49||27|
|John Madejski Academy (Academy)||Reading||34.9||40||Well below average -0.63||26.7|
|Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire (Academy)||North Lincolnshire||34.8||41||-0.71||27|
|Stoke High School - Ormiston Academy (Academy)||Suffolk||34.4||42||Well below average -0.51||26.5|
|Broad Oak Sports College (Maintained School)||Bury||34.3||43||Well below average -0.71||26.7|
|The Goodwin Academy (Academy)||Kent||34.3||43||Well below average -0.59||26.8|
|The Oldershaw Academy (Academy)||Wirral||34.3||43||Well below average -0.68||26.9|
|The Academy of St Nicholas (Academy)||Liverpool||34||46||Well below average -0.76||26.9|
|Cecil Jones Academy (Academy)||Southend-on-Sea||33.7||47||Well below average -0.75||26.8|
|All Saints Church of England Academy (Academy)||Plymouth||32.8||48||Well below average -0.81||26.9|
|Sir William Stanier Community School (Academy)||Cheshire East||32.5||49||Well below average -0.88||26.3|
|Nightingale Academy (Academy)||Enfield||32.2||50||Well below average -0.56||26.7|
|The Albion Academy (Academy)||Salford||31.9||51||Well below average -1.06||26.8|
|Chase High School (Academy)||Southend-on-Sea||31.7||52||Well below average -0.95||26.6|
|Cockshut Hill Technology College (Academy)||Birmingham||31.6||53||Well below average -0.96||26.7|
|University of Chester CE Academy (Academy)||Cheshire West and Chester||28.9||54||Well below average -1.26||27.1|
|East Kent College (College)||Kent||27.6||55||-1.26||27.2|
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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Average point score at key stage 2 (Sorts by this column)
|Denbigh High School (Academy)||Luton||50.1||-- opens a popup||Well above average 0.83||26.8|
- 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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