'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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|Nishkam High School (Academy)||Birmingham||54.8||1||Well above average 0.74||28.7|
|Uffculme School (Academy)||Devon||54.6||2||Well above average 0.67||28.4|
|Walthamstow School for Girls (Maintained School)||Waltham Forest||53.6||3||Well above average 0.63||28.6|
|Sarah Bonnell School (Maintained School)||Newham||52.6||4||Well above average 0.58||28.6|
|Sir Jonathan North Community College (Maintained School)||Leicester||51.4||5||Above average 0.42||28.5|
|Congleton High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Cheshire East||51.1||6||Above average 0.37||28.8|
|Roundhay School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Leeds||50.9||7||Above average 0.35||28.5|
|Hastings High School (Academy)||Leicestershire||50.8||8||Above average 0.34||28.8|
|Bowland High (Academy)||Lancashire||50.5||9||Above average 0.33||28.8|
|Hethersett Academy (Academy)||Norfolk||50.4||10||Above average 0.32||28.6|
|Ark Academy (Academy)||Brent||50.1||11||Above average 0.37||28.5|
|Cardinal Newman Catholic School A Specialist Arts and Community College (Maintained School)||Coventry||50.1||11||Above average 0.33||28.7|
|The Cottesloe School (Maintained School)||Buckinghamshire||49.6||13||Above average 0.22||28.9|
|Farlingaye High School (Academy)||Suffolk||49.4||14||Above average 0.18||28.7|
|West Exe School (Maintained School)||Devon||49.1||15||Above average 0.19||28.7|
|Ryburn Valley High School (Academy)||Calderdale||49||16||Above average 0.17||28.6|
|The Windsor Boys' School (Academy)||Windsor and Maidenhead||48.9||17||0.04||28.5|
|Woodcote High School (Academy)||Croydon||48.5||18||Average 0.08||28.7|
|Southborough High School (Academy)||Kingston upon Thames||48.1||19||Average 0.23||28.5|
|St Benedict's Catholic High School (Academy)||Warwickshire||47.8||20||Average 0.07||28.7|
|Wildern School (Academy)||Hampshire||47.8||20||Average 0.02||28.6|
|Alder Community High School (Maintained School)||Tameside||47.3||22||Average 0.02||28.7|
|The UCL Academy (Academy)||Camden||47.2||23||Average -0.07||28.6|
|Sir Graham Balfour High School (Academy)||Staffordshire||47.1||24||Average -0.02||28.8|
|Bellerive FCJ Catholic College (Academy)||Liverpool||46.7||25||Average -0.06||28.5|
|Judgemeadow Community College (Maintained School)||Leicester||46.7||25||Average -0.02||28.7|
|Garth Hill College (Maintained School)||Bracknell Forest||46.6||27||Average -0.06||28.7|
|The Burton Borough School (Maintained School)||Telford and Wrekin||46.6||27||Average -0.03||28.8|
|Altrincham College (Academy)||Trafford||46.5||29||Average -0.12||28.8|
|Bridgnorth Endowed School (Academy)||Shropshire||46.4||30||Average -0.1||28.8|
|Dowdales School (Maintained School)||Cumbria||46.4||30||Average -0.12||28.7|
|Smithdon High School (Academy)||Norfolk||46.4||30||Average -0.13||28.6|
|St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School (Academy)||Birmingham||46.3||33||Average -0.15||28.8|
|Driffield School and Sixth Form (Academy)||East Riding of Yorkshire||45.9||34||Average -0.15||28.6|
|Queen Elizabeth's (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Devon||45.9||34||Average -0.1||28.7|
|Kingsbury School - A Specialist Science and Mathematics Academy (Academy)||Warwickshire||45.6||36||Average -0.19||28.7|
|John Mason School (Academy)||Oxfordshire||45.5||37||Average -0.17||28.7|
|Ashfield Comprehensive School (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||45.3||38||Below average -0.21||28.7|
|Rednock School (Maintained School)||Gloucestershire||45.1||39||Below average -0.21||28.6|
|The Thomas Alleyne School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||44.7||40||Below average -0.27||28.8|
|The Radcliffe School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Milton Keynes||44.5||41||Below average -0.31||28.6|
|Eckington School (Maintained School)||Derbyshire||44.2||42||Below average -0.34||28.6|
|Hawkley Hall High School (Academy)||Wigan||44.1||43||Below average -0.32||28.6|
|Thornhill Academy (Academy)||Sunderland||43.5||44||Below average -0.37||28.6|
|Alec Hunter Academy (Academy)||Essex||43.3||45||Below average -0.4||28.7|
|Bramcote College (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||43.3||45||Below average -0.5||28.9|
|Smestow School (Academy)||Wolverhampton||43.3||45||Below average -0.42||28.8|
|Wapping High School (Academy)||Tower Hamlets||43.3||45||Below average -0.42||28.8|
|Christ The King Voluntary Academy (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||43.2||49||Below average -0.39||28.8|
|Calderstones School (Maintained School)||Liverpool||43||50||Below average -0.44||28.6|
|The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School (Academy)||Cheshire West and Chester||43||50||Below average -0.49||28.6|
|Chichester High School (Academy)||West Sussex||41.7||52||Well below average -0.56||28.6|
|Ashington High School (Maintained School)||Northumberland||40||53||Well below average -0.71||28.8|
|Heworth Comprehensive Grange School (Maintained School)||Gateshead||38.6||54||Well below average -0.84||28.9|
|WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull) (Academy)||Solihull||37.2||55||-1||28.9|
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 descending order)
Progress 8 score, description (Sorts by this column)
Average point score at key stage 2 (Sorts by this column)
|Wembley High Technology College (Academy)||Brent||67.1||-- opens a popup||Well above average 1.9||28.7|
- 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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