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'Similar schools' means state-funded mainstream secondary schools across England whose key stage 4(opens a popup) pupils had similar expected achievement in year 11 based on their grades at the end of primary school (key stage 2)(opens a popup). Where possible, one or more better performing schools have been indicated within the similar schools grouping that are located within 75 miles of the school (see the key above for more information). If there is no better performing similar school based on our similar schools methodology within 75 miles of the school, a better performing school outside of the similar schools grouping has been indicated at the bottom of the page.

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The Oxford Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles (opens a popup)

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Local authority
Oxfordshire
49.7 1
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well above average 0.8 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Oxford Academy
24.6
Outwood Academy Acklam (Academy)

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Local authority
Middlesbrough
49.1 2
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well above average 0.63 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Outwood Academy Acklam
24.7
Skinners' Kent Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Kent
45.8 3
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Above average 0.35 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Skinners' Kent Academy
24.2
St John Fisher Catholic High School (Maintained School)

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Local authority
Peterborough
45.6 4
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Above average 0.46 Open help text for Progress 8 score for St John Fisher Catholic High School
24.2
The Priory Witham Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Lincolnshire
45 5
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Above average 0.31 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Priory Witham Academy
24.5
Brompton Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Medway
44.8 6
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Above average 0.41 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Brompton Academy
24.2
The Ebbsfleet Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Kent
44.8 6
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average 0.19 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Ebbsfleet Academy
24.7
Oasis Academy Shirley Park (Academy)

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Local authority
Croydon
44.6 8
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Above average 0.18 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Oasis Academy Shirley Park
24.7
The James Hornsby School (Academy)

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Local authority
Essex
44.4 9
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Above average 0.26 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The James Hornsby School
24.3
Excelsior Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Newcastle upon Tyne
44.3 10
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Above average 0.42 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Excelsior Academy
23.7
Airedale Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Wakefield
43.9 11
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Above average 0.36 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Airedale Academy
23.7
Ark Kings Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Birmingham
43.9 11
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average 0.29 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Ark Kings Academy
23.8
The John Wallis Church of England Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Kent
43.6 13
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Above average 0.18 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The John Wallis Church of England Academy
24.2
Havant Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Hampshire
43.5 14
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average 0.11 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Havant Academy
24.6
Balaam Wood School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils (opens a popup)

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Local authority
Birmingham
43.2 15
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average 0.05 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Balaam Wood School
24.8
Cathedral Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Wakefield
43 16
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average 0.09 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Cathedral Academy
24.1
John Whitgift Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
North East Lincolnshire
43 16
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average 0.06 Open help text for Progress 8 score for John Whitgift Academy
24.5
Thrybergh Academy and Sports College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils (opens a popup)

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Local authority
Rotherham
43 16
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average 0.16 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Thrybergh Academy and Sports College
24.2
Rockwood Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Birmingham
42.2 19
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average 0.09 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Rockwood Academy
24
North Huddersfield Trust School (Maintained School)

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Local authority
Kirklees
42 20
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Above average 0.27 Open help text for Progress 8 score for North Huddersfield Trust School
23.7
The Robert Napier School (Academy)

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Local authority
Medway
41.7 21
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average -0.08 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Robert Napier School
24.8
Blue Coat Church of England Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Walsall
41.3 22
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average -0.01 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Blue Coat Church of England Academy
24.2
Whitefield School (Academy)

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Local authority
Barnet
41.3 22
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average -0.13 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Whitefield School
24.3
The International School (Maintained School)

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Local authority
Birmingham
40.8 24
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Below average -0.36 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The International School
24
Great Yarmouth (VA) High School (Maintained School)

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Local authority
Norfolk
40.3 25
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average 0.02 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Great Yarmouth (VA) High School
23.7
Saxmundham Free School (Academy)

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Local authority
Suffolk
40 26
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average -0.19 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Saxmundham Free School
24.3
University Academy Keighley (Academy)

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Local authority
Bradford
39.8 27
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average 0.01 Open help text for Progress 8 score for University Academy Keighley
24.4
Waverley Studio College (Academy)

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Local authority
Birmingham
39.7 28
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -0.61 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Waverley Studio College
24.6
The Victory Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Medway
39.5 29
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Below average -0.22 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Victory Academy
24.5
Hadlow Rural Community School (Academy)

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Local authority
Kent
39 30
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average -0.18 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Hadlow Rural Community School
24.2
Marsden Heights Community College (Maintained School)

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Local authority
Lancashire
38.8 31
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Below average -0.33 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Marsden Heights Community College
24.6
Clifton Community School (Maintained School)

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Local authority
Rotherham
38.6 32
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average -0.1 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Clifton Community School
24.2
Stoke Studio College for Construction and Building Excellence (Academy)

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Local authority
Stoke-on-Trent
38.6 32
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average -0.38 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Stoke Studio College for Construction and Building Excellence
24.8
Beckfoot Upper Heaton (Academy)

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Local authority
Bradford
38.3 34
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average -0.18 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Beckfoot Upper Heaton
23.5
The Co-operative Academy of Leeds (Academy)

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Local authority
Leeds
38.2 35
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average -0.07 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Co-operative Academy of Leeds
22.7
Thomas Bennett Community College (Academy)

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Local authority
West Sussex
38.1 36
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Below average -0.42 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Thomas Bennett Community College
24.7
City Academy Norwich (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils (opens a popup)

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Local authority
Norfolk
37.8 37
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -0.51 Open help text for Progress 8 score for City Academy Norwich
24.6
Oasis Academy Hextable (Academy)

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Local authority
Kent
37.6 38
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Below average -0.48 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Oasis Academy Hextable
24.8
New Line Learning Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Kent
37.4 39
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -0.53 Open help text for Progress 8 score for New Line Learning Academy
24.6
Daventry UTC (Academy)

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Local authority
Northamptonshire
36.4 40
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -0.74 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Daventry UTC
24.8
Merrill Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Derby
36.2 41
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Below average -0.23 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Merrill Academy
23.7
Stoke Studio College for Manufacturing and Design Engineering (Academy)

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Local authority
Stoke-on-Trent
35.8 42
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Average -0.55 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Stoke Studio College for Manufacturing and Design Engineering
24.4
Ormiston Denes Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Suffolk
35.6 43
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -0.67 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Ormiston Denes Academy
24.6
Vision Studio School (Academy)

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Local authority
Nottinghamshire
34.7 44
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -0.79 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Vision Studio School
24.7
Cedar Mount Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Manchester
34.6 45
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -0.87 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Cedar Mount Academy
23.5
Skegness Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Lincolnshire
34.5 46
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -0.74 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Skegness Academy
24.5
Sherwood Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Nottinghamshire
32.6 47
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -0.95 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Sherwood Academy
24.8
The Bemrose School (Maintained School)

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Local authority
Derby
32.5 48
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -0.84 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Bemrose School
24.1
Hartsdown Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Kent
28.7 49
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -1 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Hartsdown Academy
23.1
Robert Owen Academy (Academy)

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Local authority
Herefordshire
22.4 50
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -1.72 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Robert Owen Academy
23.8
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils (opens a popup)

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Local authority
Blackburn with Darwen
21.8 51
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -2.01 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio
24.5
The Studio School Luton (Academy)

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Local authority
Luton
20.5 52
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -2.09 Open help text for Progress 8 score for The Studio School Luton
24.3
Middlesbrough College (College)

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Local authority
Middlesbrough
11.3 53
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -2.95 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Middlesbrough College
24.2
Newbury College (College)

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Local authority
West Berkshire
6.5 54
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
Well below average -3.54 Open help text for Progress 8 score for Newbury College
24.3
John Ruskin College (College)

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Local authority
Croydon
6.4 55
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
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24.2
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.

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.

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 English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

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 - for more information about how the Progress 8 score is calculated.

Schools and colleges not covering full Progress 8 period

Progress 8 measures a pupil's academic progress during Key Stages 3 and 4. Some schools and colleges, including University Technical Colleges, studio schools and further education colleges which cover key stage 4, start educating pupils from the beginning of Key Stage 4, partway through the 5 year period covered by Progress 8. This should be taken into account when comparing their results with those for schools which start educating their pupils from the beginning of Key Stage 3.

Key stages

R = Reception

PhasePrimarySecondary16-18
Key stageKS1KS2KS3KS4-
School yearsR-23-67-910-1112-14
Typical ages4-77-1111-1414-1616-18

The national curriculum - for further information on key stages and assessments taken

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