'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.
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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|Beis Yaakov High School (Academy)||Salford||59.7||1||Well above average 1.24||28.7|
|Bennett Memorial Diocesan School (Academy)||Kent||57.8||2||Well above average 0.97||28.9|
|The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School (Maintained School)||Ealing||57||3||Well above average 0.93||28.9|
|Bradford Girls' Grammar School (Academy)||Bradford||56.6||4||Well above average 0.6||28.9|
|Ryedale School (Maintained School)||North Yorkshire||56.6||4||Well above average 0.87||28.7|
|Pimlico Academy (Academy)||Westminster||53.9||6||Well above average 0.52||28.9|
|Harris Academy Chafford Hundred (Academy)||Thurrock||53.8||7||Well above average 0.59||28.8|
|Golborne High School (Maintained School)||Wigan||53.5||8||Well above average 0.57||28.8|
|Glenthorne High School (Academy)||Sutton||53.3||9||Well above average 0.5||28.8|
|Holmer Green Senior School (Academy)||Buckinghamshire||52.7||10||Well above average 0.51||29.1|
|The Kings of Wessex Academy (Academy)||Somerset||52.6||11||0.46||28.8|
|Thomas Mills High School (Academy)||Suffolk||51.8||12||Above average 0.36||28.9|
|Penrice Academy (Academy)||Cornwall||51.4||13||Above average 0.34||28.8|
|Sir William Romney's School (Academy)||Gloucestershire||50.8||14||Average 0.22||28.8|
|Shipston High School (Academy)||Warwickshire||50.7||15||Above average 0.28||28.5|
|Birkenhead High School Academy (Academy)||Wirral||50.4||16||Average 0.24||29.1|
|Kennet School (Academy)||West Berkshire||50.2||17||Above average 0.17||28.8|
|Duke of York's Royal Military School (Academy)||Kent||49.9||18||Average 0.16||28.9|
|The Hazeley Academy (Academy)||Milton Keynes||49.8||19||Average 0.12||28.9|
|The Hamble School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||49.7||20||Average 0.17||28.7|
|Space Studio West London (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Hounslow||49.5||21||0.13||28.9|
|Newton Abbot College (Academy)||Devon||49.3||22||Average 0.13||29.1|
|Mossley Hollins High School (Maintained School)||Tameside||49||23||Average 0.16||28.6|
|The Bishop Wand Church of England School (Academy)||Surrey||48.9||24||Average 0.13||28.8|
|Aylsham High School (Maintained School)||Norfolk||48.5||25||Average 0.08||28.9|
|Hall Green School (Academy)||Birmingham||48.2||26||Average 0.06||28.7|
|Claverham Community College (Maintained School)||East Sussex||47.9||27||Average 0||28.8|
|Fairfax (Academy)||Birmingham||47.4||28||Average -0.03||28.9|
|Idsall School (Academy)||Shropshire||47.4||28||Average -0.08||28.9|
|St Bede's Roman Catholic High School, Blackburn (Maintained School)||Blackburn with Darwen||47.4||28||Average -0.06||28.9|
|Stratford Upon Avon School (Academy)||Warwickshire||47.4||28||Average -0.07||28.8|
|Kirk Balk Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Barnsley||46.9||32||Average -0.1||28.8|
|Madeley High School (Academy)||Staffordshire||46.7||33||Average -0.16||28.9|
|Bishop Justus CofE School (Academy)||Bromley||46.6||34||Average -0.13||28.7|
|Little Heath School (Maintained School)||West Berkshire||46.6||34||Average -0.07||28.9|
|Campion School (Academy)||Northamptonshire||46.2||36||Below average -0.2||28.7|
|Patcham High School (Maintained School)||Brighton and Hove||46.2||36||Average -0.18||28.9|
|Downend School (Academy)||South Gloucestershire||46||38||Average -0.18||28.7|
|Budehaven Community School (Maintained School)||Cornwall||45.9||39||Below average -0.19||28.7|
|Sandhurst School (Maintained School)||Bracknell Forest||45.9||39||Average -0.18||28.8|
|Wheatley Park School (Academy)||Oxfordshire||45.8||41||Below average -0.21||28.8|
|The Coleshill School (Academy)||Warwickshire||45.4||42||Below average -0.24||28.8|
|St Anne's Roman Catholic High School, Stockport (Maintained School)||Stockport||44.9||43||Below average -0.34||28.5|
|St Ambrose Barlow RC High School (Maintained School)||Salford||44.7||44||Below average -0.34||28.7|
|John Hanson Community School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||44.3||45||Below average -0.36||28.9|
|Aldworth School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||44.1||46||Below average -0.39||29|
|St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy (Academy)||Stoke-on-Trent||44||47||Below average -0.37||29|
|Westhoughton High School (Maintained School)||Bolton||43.9||48||Below average -0.4||28.6|
|Longbenton High School (Maintained School)||North Tyneside||43||49||Below average -0.49||28.7|
|All Saints Catholic College (Academy)||Tameside||41.9||50||Well below average -0.58||28.9|
|The George Eliot School (Academy)||Warwickshire||41.9||50||Well below average -0.57||28.7|
|The Vyne Community School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||41.2||52||Well below average -0.64||28.8|
|Monkwearmouth Academy (Academy)||Sunderland||39.7||53||Well below average -0.79||28.9|
|Aston University Engineering Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||39.6||54||-0.91||28.7|
|Freebrough Academy (Academy)||Redcar and Cleveland||37.9||55||Well below average -0.94||28.8|
- 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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