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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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Clacton County High School
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Essex
52.5 1
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.7
Well above national average
(0.56 to 0.83)
26
Magna Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Poole
50.9 2
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.52
Well above national average
(0.29 to 0.76)
25.9
Abraham Moss Community School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Manchester
50.1 3
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.52
Well above national average
(0.37 to 0.66)
25.7
De La Salle School and Language College
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Essex
50.1 3
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.43
Above national average
(0.25 to 0.6)
25.7
The Hurlingham Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Hammersmith and Fulham
49.4 5
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.14
Average
(-0.14 to 0.43)
25.9
Levenshulme High School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Manchester
49.3 6
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.49
Above national average
(0.33 to 0.65)
25.7
Carter Community School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Poole
48.6 7
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.29
Above national average
(0.06 to 0.53)
26
East Point Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Suffolk
48.3 8
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.26
Above national average
(0.07 to 0.44)
25.9
Thomas Knyvett College
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Surrey
48.3 8
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.26
Above national average
(0.05 to 0.48)
25.7
Greig City Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Haringey
48.2 10
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.32
Above national average
(0.16 to 0.48)
25.7
Arts and Media School Islington
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Islington
47.8 11
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.3
Above national average
(0.1 to 0.51)
25.6
Our Lady's Catholic College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Lancashire
46.8 12
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.07
Average
(-0.14 to 0.27)
25.8
Minsthorpe Community College, A Specialist Science College
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Wakefield
46.7 13
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.13
Average
(0 to 0.26)
25.7
The Sele School
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Hertfordshire
46.3 14
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.03
Average
(-0.29 to 0.24)
25.6
Turves Green Boys' School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Birmingham
46 15
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.09
Average
(-0.13 to 0.3)
25.9
The Thomas Lord Audley School
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Essex
45.9 16
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.05
Average
(-0.14 to 0.24)
25.8
Edenham High School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Croydon
45.7 17
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.03
Average
(-0.12 to 0.18)
25.8
Ark Globe Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Southwark
45.6 18
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.06
Average
(-0.11 to 0.23)
25.8
Bristnall Hall Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Sandwell
45.6 18
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.06
Average
(-0.21 to 0.1)
25.7
South Wolverhampton and Bilston Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Wolverhampton
45.3 20
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.04
Average
(-0.22 to 0.15)
25.5
St Peter's School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Cambridgeshire
45.3 20
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.09
Average
(-0.25 to 0.08)
25.7
The Abbey School
(Academy)
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Local authority
Kent
45.3 20
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.05
Average
(-0.22 to 0.12)
25.8
Kingsley Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Hounslow
45 23
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.09
Average
(-0.33 to 0.15)
25.6
Putteridge High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Luton
44.3 24
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.14
Average
(-0.34 to 0.06)
25.7
Manchester Enterprise Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Manchester
44.1 25
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.31
Below national average
(-0.54 to -0.09)
25.7
Thamesview School
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Kent
44 26
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.21
Below national average
(-0.38 to -0.03)
25.9
The Clarendon Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Wiltshire
43.9 27
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.2
Below national average
(-0.38 to -0.03)
25.9
Regent High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Camden
43.8 28
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.15
Average
(-0.35 to 0.04)
25.6
Rose Bridge Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Wigan
43.7 29
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.2
Below national average
(-0.39 to -0.02)
25.5
Lincoln Castle Academy
(Academy)
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Local authority
Lincolnshire
43.4 30
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.28
Below national average
(-0.47 to -0.08)
26
St Augustine Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Kent
43.3 31
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.24
Below national average
(-0.45 to -0.02)
25.9
University Academy Warrington
(Academy)
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Local authority
Warrington
43.3 31
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.29
Below national average
(-0.49 to -0.09)
26
Wayland Academy Norfolk
(Academy)

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Local authority
Norfolk
43.3 31
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.21
Below national average
(-0.39 to -0.02)
25.7
Onslow St Audrey's School
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Hertfordshire
43.2 34
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.29
Below national average
(-0.53 to -0.04)
25.6
The Giles Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Lincolnshire
43.2 34
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.24
Below national average
(-0.41 to -0.07)
26
Bexhill High Academy
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
East Sussex
43 36
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.27
Below national average
(-0.4 to -0.14)
25.8
NCHS The Science College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Staffordshire
43 36
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.32
Below national average
(-0.56 to -0.08)
25.8
Hans Price Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
North Somerset
42.7 38
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.27
Below national average
(-0.45 to -0.09)
25.8
University Academy Kidsgrove
(Academy)

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Local authority
Staffordshire
42.5 39
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.32
Below national average
(-0.52 to -0.13)
25.8
The Grange School
(Academy)
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Local authority
Shropshire
42.4 40
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.34
Below national average
(-0.6 to -0.08)
25.7
King Richard School
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Local authority
Portsmouth
42.3 41
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.36
Below national average
(-0.54 to -0.19)
25.9
Astley Sports College and Community High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Tameside
41.8 42
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.37
Below national average
(-0.6 to -0.14)
26
The Albion Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Salford
41.8 42
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.58
Well below national average
(-0.77 to -0.39)
25.8
Henbury School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Bristol City of
41.7 44
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.39
Below national average
(-0.6 to -0.19)
25.5
Harborne Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Birmingham
41.4 45
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.15
Average
(-0.4 to 0.09)
25.5
The Hewett Academy, Norwich
(Academy)

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Local authority
Norfolk
40.7 46
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.55
Well below national average
(-0.75 to -0.36)
25.8
Northumberland CofE Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Northumberland
40.1 47
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.46
Below national average
(-0.64 to -0.27)
25.6
The Telford Park School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Telford and Wrekin
38.6 48
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.82
Well below national average
(-1.06 to -0.58)
25.8
Kirkby High School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Knowsley
38.3 49
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.76
Well below national average
(-0.91 to -0.6)
25.8
Tong High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Bradford
38.1 50
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.71
Well below national average
(-0.84 to -0.57)
25.7
Lostock College
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Local authority
Trafford
37.9 51
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.83
Well below national average
(-1.17 to -0.49)
26
Grange Technology College
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Local authority
Bradford
37.7 52
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.63
Well below national average
(-0.76 to -0.5)
25.8
The Gainsborough Academy
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Local authority
Lincolnshire
34.9 53
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-1.06
Well below national average
(-1.22 to -0.89)
25.8
Tudor Grange Samworth Academy, A Church of England School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Leicester
34.9 53
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-1.12
Well below national average
(-1.37 to -0.88)
25.6
South Devon College
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Local authority
Torbay
24.2 55
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-1.82
Well below national average
(-2.07 to -1.57)
25.8

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City of London Academy Islington
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Local authority
Islington
54.4 --(opens a popup)
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.8
Well above national average
(0.6 to 1.01)
25.9
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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