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Schools similar toThe John of Gaunt School

'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 2019, which is the latest data available.

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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).

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If there is no similar school within the grouping that is classed as better performing, a better performing school outside of the similar schools grouping may be shown at the bottom of the page. In some cases, this may not be possible, for example if the school has very high attainment or there are no better performing schools within a 75 mile radius. For further details, including the criteria for better performing schools and how these are assigned, see similar schools guidance. opens in a new window

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Glenmoor Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 53.3 1 Well above average 0.94 64% 4.73 28
Harris Academy Merton (Academy)
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Merton 49.3 2 Well above average 0.55 45% 4.38 27.8
Rossington All Saints Academy (Academy)
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Doncaster 49 3 Well above average 0.57 36% 4.26 27.8
Meopham School (Academy)
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Kent 48.1 4 Above average 0.46 68% 4.28 28
Yardleys School (Academy)
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Birmingham 47.7 5 Above average 0.48 6% 3.8 27.7
Woodside High School (Academy)
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Haringey 47.2 6 Above average 0.38 52% 4.4 27.5
Cantell School (Maintained school)
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Southampton 47.1 7 Above average 0.34 41% 4.14 27.9
Hadley Learning Community - Secondary Phase (Academy)
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Telford and Wrekin 47.1 7 Above average 0.34 38% 4.06 27.9
Albany Academy (Academy)
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Lancashire 46.6 9 Above average 0.32 32% 3.89 27.9
Prenton High School for Girls (Academy)
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Wirral 46.4 10 Above average 0.33 40% 4.05 28
Castle Donington College (Academy)
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Leicestershire 46 11 Average 0.28 18% 3.78 27.9
Leeds Jewish Free School (Academy)
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Leeds 45.8 12 Average 0.02 29% 4.06 27.6
Ark Helenswood Academy (Academy)
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East Sussex 44.8 13 Average 0.09 55% 4.03 28
Alperton Community School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Brent 44.3 14 Above average 0.28 38% 3.95 27.5
Wykham Park (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 44 15 Average 0.06 34% 3.59 27.7
Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy (Academy)
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Halton 43.9 16 Average 0.04 40% 3.15 28
Hamstead Hall Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 43.7 17 Average -0.01 62% 3.93 27.5
Harris Academy Orpington (Academy)
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Bromley 43.5 18 Average -0.05 56% 3.79 27.8
Harris Invictus Academy Croydon (Academy)
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Croydon 43.4 19 Average 0.02 38% 3.95 27.8
Lady Hawkins' School (Academy)
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Herefordshire, County of 43.2 20 Average -0.24 20% 3.85 27.6
Allerton Grange School (Maintained school)
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Leeds 43.1 21 Average -0.04 75% 4.09 27.7
The John of Gaunt School (Academy)
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Wiltshire 42.9 22 Average -0.04 29% 3.7 27.5
Waverley School (Academy)
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Birmingham 42.9 22 Average 0.03 88% 3.95 27.3
Turves Green Girls' School (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 42.7 24 Average 0.02 37% 3.62 27.7
Harris Academy Purley (Academy)
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Croydon 42.5 25 Average -0.11 81% 4.07 27.9
Haverstock School (Maintained school)
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Camden 42.4 26 Average -0.11 24% 3.72 27.6
Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy (Academy)
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Walsall 42.4 26 Average -0.11 26% 3.27 27.8
Westlands School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 42.4 26 Average -0.1 31% 3.6 27.9
Nidderdale High School (Maintained school)
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North Yorkshire 42.2 29 Average -0.17 33% 3.58 27.4
Hornsea School and Language College (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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East Riding of Yorkshire 41.8 30 Average -0.17 39% 3.66 27.7
Co-op Academy Stoke-On-Trent (Academy)
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Stoke-on-Trent 41.6 31 Average -0.16 18% 3.27 27.6
North Liverpool Academy (Academy)
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Liverpool 41.5 32 Below average -0.22 14% 3.14 27.6
Prendergast Ladywell School (Maintained school)
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Lewisham 41.4 33 Average -0.12 32% 3.73 27.7
The Westwood Academy (Academy)
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Coventry 41 34 Below average -0.27 23% 3.43 27.9
Robert Blake Science College (Maintained school)
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Somerset 40.9 35 Below average -0.22 16% 3.37 27.7
Pittville School (Maintained school)
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Gloucestershire 40.1 36 Below average -0.34 10% 3.25 27.7
The King's Church of England School (Maintained school)
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Wolverhampton 40.1 36 Average -0.24 38% 3.42 27.9
Mangotsfield School (Academy)
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South Gloucestershire 40 38 Below average -0.35 82% 3.51 27.9
Royds School (Maintained school)
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Leeds 39.9 39 Below average -0.36 2% 3.25 27.6
Tabor Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Essex 39.8 40 Below average -0.4 39% 3.37 28
Sewell Park Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 39.7 41 Average -0.19 9% 3.13 27.7
Bedminster Down School (Academy)
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Bristol, City of 39.4 42 Below average -0.39 2% 3.04 27.8
Hanham Woods Academy (Academy)
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South Gloucestershire 39.1 43 Below average -0.39 40% 3.45 27.7
Nottingham Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 39 44 Below average -0.42 44% 3.17 27.4
King Arthur's Community School (Maintained school)
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Somerset 38.7 45 Below average -0.45 29% 3.4 27.7
Central Lancaster High School (Maintained school)
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Lancashire 38.4 46 Well below average -0.53 4% 2.95 28
Da Vinci Academy (Academy)
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Derby 37.2 47 Well below average -0.66 10% 3.13 27.9
Oasis Academy Oldham (Academy)
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Oldham 36.7 48 Well below average -0.71 43% 3.15 27.7
Alsop High School Technology & Applied Learning Specialist College (Maintained school)
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Liverpool 36 49 Well below average -0.73 24% 2.75 27.8
Aston University Engineering Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 36 49 -0.8 0% 2.61 27.9
Farnborough Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 36 49 Well below average -0.81 8% 2.91 27.8
The ACE Academy (Academy)
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Sandwell 35.4 52 Well below average -0.82 30% 2.84 27.8
Brune Park Community School (Academy)
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Hampshire 35.2 53 Well below average -0.8 4% 2.66 27.8
The Halley Academy (Academy)
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Greenwich 33 54 Well below average -1.06 48% 2.97 27.9
Bolton St Catherine's Academy (Academy)
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Bolton 29.9 55 Well below average -1.32 9% 2.52 27.8
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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 within 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 .

In a small number of cases, pupils can have extremely negative progress scores that disproportionately affect a school’s overall progress score. To reduce the impact of these extreme scores, we set a limit on how negative a pupil’s progress score can be when calculating the school average. This will normally apply to 1 or 2 pupils per school, if any. Where a pupil’s score is more negative than this minimum value, an adjusted score will replace the pupil’s original progress score for the purpose of calculating a school’s overall progress average.

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.

Pupils included in a school's Progress 8 score

Pupils who have no key stage 2 results (for example, those arriving at secondary school from an independent school or abroad) are not included in the Progress 8 measure. See the Secondary Accountability Measures opens in a new window guidance for more information

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.

Entering EBacc

A pupil is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate opens in a new window (EBacc) is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications.

University technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges with key stage 4 provision provide a specialist technical and professional education. It is not appropriate to expect the same rates of EBacc entry from these types of schools and colleges. They should decide on a case-by-case basis whether their specialist curriculum is compatible with the full EBacc.

EBacc average point score

The EBacc APS calculates a pupil's average point scores across the 5 pillars of the English Baccalaureate, allocating points to a pupil's best grades and dividing by 6 (the science grades count in 2 pillars, meaning a total of 6 pillars) to create an average point score per pupil. This measure is an average across the subjects (i.e. we divide the total by 6) and so is on a different scale to Attainment 8 which we calculated by simply awarding points score across 8 qualifications (without dividing the total).

This measure is based on the better result of either English language or English literature when both subjects are taken, maths, the best 2 results from the single sciences (3 out of 4 must be taken), or results from the combined science, the better result from either geography or history and the best result in languages.

For more information about how the EBacc average point score is calculated view the detailed guide to EBacc APS opens in a new window .

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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