'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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|The Prescot School (Academy)||Knowsley||32.8||55||Well below average -1.17||28|
|Derby Manufacturing UTC (Academy)||Derby||34.3||54||-0.98||28.1|
|Notre Dame Catholic College (Maintained School)||Liverpool||34.5||53||Well below average -0.98||27.9|
|Whittington Green School (Maintained School)||Derbyshire||35.3||51||Well below average -0.87||27.8|
|The Lancaster Academy (Academy)||Leicester||35.3||51||Well below average -0.82||27.8|
|The Brittons Academy (Academy)||Havering||35.9||50||Well below average -0.82||28|
|Ormiston NEW Academy (Academy)||Wolverhampton||36.6||49||Well below average -0.8||27.8|
|Staffordshire University Academy (Academy)||Staffordshire||37.6||48||Well below average -0.69||27.9|
|Everest Community Academy (Academy)||Hampshire||38.3||47||Well below average -0.62||27.9|
|Redbridge Community School (Maintained School)||Southampton||38.4||46||Well below average -0.58||27.9|
|Bexhill High Academy (Academy)||East Sussex||39.4||45||Below average -0.5||27.8|
|Richard Rose Central Academy (Academy)||Cumbria||39.5||44||Well below average -0.52||28.2|
|Grace Academy Coventry (Academy)||Coventry||39.8||43||Well below average -0.52||27.5|
|Kenton School (Academy)||Newcastle upon Tyne||39.9||42||Below average -0.48||27.9|
|Hornchurch High School (Academy)||Havering||40.9||41||Below average -0.37||27.8|
|Mortimer Community College (Maintained School)||South Tyneside||41.1||39||Below average -0.37||27.8|
|Lincoln Christ's Hospital School (Academy)||Lincolnshire||41.1||39||Below average -0.35||27.7|
|Wilsthorpe Community School (Maintained School)||Derbyshire||41.2||37||Below average -0.35||27.8|
|Blackpool Aspire Academy (Academy)||Blackpool||41.2||37||Below average -0.29||27.8|
|The Open Academy (Academy)||Norfolk||41.3||36||Below average -0.34||27.8|
|Waverley School (Academy)||Birmingham||41.5||34||Below average -0.3||27.8|
|Ercall Wood Technology College (Maintained School)||Telford and Wrekin||41.5||34||Below average -0.31||27.4|
|Canons High School (Academy)||Harrow||41.6||33||Below average -0.27||27.8|
|The Dorcan Academy (Academy)||Swindon||41.7||31||Below average -0.29||28.1|
|Saint Gabriel's College (Maintained School)||Lambeth||41.7||31||Average -0.07||28|
|Wood Green Academy (Academy)||Sandwell||42.2||29||Below average -0.26||28|
|Sir James Smith's Community School (Maintained School)||Cornwall||42.2||29||Below average -0.29||28|
|City Academy Birmingham (Academy)||Birmingham||42.3||28||Average -0.13||27.9|
|Jarrow School (Maintained School)||South Tyneside||42.8||26||Average -0.16||27.1|
|Carlton Academy (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||42.8||26||Average -0.14||27.6|
|Roding Valley High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Essex||42.9||25||Below average -0.19||27.9|
|Devizes School (Academy)||Wiltshire||43.3||24||Average -0.09||27.8|
|Hendon School (Academy)||Barnet||44.1||23||Average 0.05||27.6|
|Uxbridge High School (Academy)||Hillingdon||44.6||22||Average 0.01||28|
|St George's Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||44.8||21||Average 0.05||28.1|
|Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science (Maintained School)||North Yorkshire||44.9||20||Average 0.01||27.8|
|Derby Moor Community Sports College (Maintained School)||Derby||45||19||Average 0||27.8|
|Cromer Academy (Academy)||Norfolk||45.4||18||Average 0.09||27.8|
|Chiltern Hills Academy (Academy)||Buckinghamshire||45.5||16||Average 0.02||27.9|
|Charles Darwin School (Academy)||Bromley||45.5||16||Average 0.09||27.9|
|Worthing High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||West Sussex||45.7||14||Average 0.15||27.4|
|Harris Academy Purley (Academy)||Croydon||45.7||14||Average 0.13||27.9|
|Thurston Community College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Suffolk||46||13||Above average 0.17||27.7|
|Lister Community School (Maintained School)||Newham||46.1||12||Above average 0.27||27.4|
|Droitwich Spa High School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)||Worcestershire||46.3||11||0.22||27.7|
|The Latimer Arts College (Maintained School)||Northamptonshire||46.7||9||Above average 0.22||28|
|Stalham High School (Academy)||Norfolk||46.7||9||Average 0.2||28|
|Sawtry Village Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Cambridgeshire||47.2||8||Above average 0.26||27.9|
|Seaford Head School (Academy)||East Sussex||47.6||7||Above average 0.35||27.7|
|Set Ixworth School (Academy)||Suffolk||47.8||6||Average 0.39||27.5|
|South Molton Community College (Maintained School)||Devon||49.4||5||Well above average 0.5||27.7|
|The Vale Academy (Academy)||North Lincolnshire||50.3||4||Well above average 0.57||28|
|South Charnwood High School (Academy)||Leicestershire||51.4||3||Well above average 0.69||27.7|
|Manor Croft Academy (Academy)||Kirklees||52.2||2||Well above average 0.77||27.7|
|Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (Academy)||Southwark||52.3||1||Well above average 0.79||28|
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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Local authority (Sorts by this column)
Attainment 8 score (Sorts by this column)
School position within group (Sorts by this column in ascending order)
Progress 8 score, description (Sorts by this column)
Average point score at key stage 2 (Sorts by this column)
|Dixons Trinity Academy (Academy)||Bradford||63.2||-- opens a popup||Well above average 1.55||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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