'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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|Durham Community Business College for Technology and Enterprise (Maintained School)||Durham||33.8||55||Well below average -0.97||27.6|
|Alderwood School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||34.7||54||Well below average -0.79||27.6|
|University Academy Warrington (Academy)||Warrington||34.8||53||Well below average -0.95||27.5|
|Rayner Stephens High School (Academy)||Tameside||34.9||52||Well below average -0.82||27.5|
|NCEA Duke's Secondary School (Academy)||Northumberland||36.9||51||Well below average -0.61||27.6|
|Hylands School (Academy)||Essex||37.6||50||Well below average -0.69||27.9|
|Yewlands Academy (Academy)||Sheffield||37.8||49||Well below average -0.58||27.5|
|Great Barr Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||37.9||48||Well below average -0.61||27.5|
|Halewood Academy (Academy)||Knowsley||38.8||47||Below average -0.5||27.7|
|Atlantic Academy (Academy)||Devon||39.1||46||Well below average -0.51||27.3|
|Beaumont Leys School (Maintained School)||Leicester||39.8||45||Below average -0.4||27.7|
|Sewell Park Academy (Academy)||Norfolk||39.9||44||Below average -0.34||27.4|
|The Urswick School - A Church of England Secondary School (Maintained School)||Hackney||40||42||Below average -0.39||27.8|
|Acton High School (Maintained School)||Ealing||40||42||Below average -0.31||27.5|
|Great Torrington School (Academy)||Devon||40.1||41||Below average -0.37||27.6|
|The Axholme Academy (Academy)||North Lincolnshire||40.4||39||Below average -0.34||27.8|
|Somercotes Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||40.4||39||Below average -0.35||27.8|
|Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy (Academy)||Walsall||40.9||38||Below average -0.29||27.6|
|The Ebbsfleet Academy (Academy)||Kent||41||37||Below average -0.39||27.8|
|Stratton Upper School (Academy)||Central Bedfordshire||41.3||36||-0.26||27.5|
|Wodensborough Ormiston Academy (Academy)||Sandwell||41.5||32||Below average -0.26||27.6|
|Smith's Wood Academy (Academy)||Solihull||41.5||32||Below average -0.24||27.7|
|Humphry Davy School (Maintained School)||Cornwall||41.5||32||Average -0.19||27.3|
|Furness Academy (Academy)||Cumbria||41.5||32||Average -0.21||27.7|
|Oxclose Community Academy (Academy)||Sunderland||41.8||31||Below average -0.21||27.6|
|The John of Gaunt School (Academy)||Wiltshire||41.9||29||Average -0.16||27.4|
|Oasis Academy John Williams (Academy)||Bristol City of||41.9||29||Average -0.14||27.5|
|Maria Fidelis Catholic School FCJ (Maintained School)||Camden||42||28||Below average -0.28||27.3|
|Hailsham Community College (Academy)||East Sussex||42.5||27||Average -0.13||27.6|
|Dyson Perrins CofE Academy (Academy)||Worcestershire||42.7||25||Average -0.13||27.3|
|Abbot Beyne School (Maintained School)||Staffordshire||42.7||25||Average 0.02||27.2|
|Tendring Technology College (Academy)||Essex||42.9||24||Average -0.1||27.6|
|King Arthur's Community School (Maintained School)||Somerset||43.1||23||Average -0.04||27.5|
|The Wensleydale School & Sixth Form (Maintained School)||North Yorkshire||43.4||22||Average -0.01||27.5|
|Wyvern College (Academy)||Wiltshire||43.5||20||Average 0||27.4|
|Millom School (Maintained School)||Cumbria||43.5||20||Average -0.03||27.4|
|Heartlands High School (Academy)||Haringey||43.6||19||Average 0.1||27.4|
|Testwood School (Academy)||Hampshire||44||17||Average 0.02||27.7|
|Meols Cop High School (Maintained School)||Sefton||44||17||Average 0.03||27.6|
|Frederick Gough School (Maintained School)||North Lincolnshire||44.4||16||Average 0.06||27.5|
|Alec Reed Academy (Academy)||Ealing||44.9||15||Average 0.15||27.7|
|Norwood School (Maintained School)||Lambeth||45||13||Average 0.08||27.6|
|Ark Charter Academy (Academy)||Portsmouth||45||13||Average -0.05||27.1|
|Shoeburyness High School (Academy)||Southend-on-Sea||45.3||12||Above average 0.18||27.6|
|The Langley Academy (Academy)||Slough||45.8||9||Average 0.19||27.9|
|Pensby High School (Maintained School)||Wirral||45.8||9||Average 0.18||27.8|
|Marriotts School (Maintained School)||Hertfordshire||45.8||9||Average 0.21||27.4|
|Barlby High School (Academy)||North Yorkshire||46||8||Average 0.24||27.5|
|St Augustine's CofE High School (Maintained School)||Westminster||46.1||7||Average 0.19||27.6|
|Parkfield School (Academy)||Pre-LGR 2019 Dorset||46.3||6||Average 0.19||27.5|
|St Michael's Catholic School (Maintained School)||Buckinghamshire||46.7||5||Above average 0.31||27.9|
|Cockburn School (Academy)||Leeds||47.4||4||Above average 0.37||27.3|
|Hazelwick School (Academy)||West Sussex||48.6||3||Above average 0.44||27.5|
|The Grangefield Academy (Academy)||Stockton-on-Tees||49.5||2||Well above average 0.57||27.7|
|Beacon Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||East Sussex||50.7||1||Well above average 0.7||27.6|
- 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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