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Schools similar toThe Vale Academy

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

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Type of school or college

Attainment 8 score

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 .

Position within the group

This is a ranking with the group of schools in the list, based on the Attainment 8 score.

Progress 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.

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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.

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.

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