'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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|Dixons Kings Academy (Academy)||Bradford||57.6||1||Well above average 1.04||28.8|
|Nishkam High School (Academy)||Birmingham||54.8||2||Well above average 0.74||28.7|
|Dixons City Academy (Academy)||Bradford||54.5||3||Well above average 0.76||28.4|
|Walthamstow School for Girls (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Waltham Forest||53.6||4||Well above average 0.63||28.6|
|Our Lady & St. Bede Catholic Academy (Academy)||Stockton-on-Tees||51.2||5||Above average 0.41||28.6|
|Congleton High School (Academy)||Cheshire East||51.1||6||Above average 0.37||28.8|
|Christ's College Finchley (Academy)||Barnet||50.9||7||Well above average 0.5||28.6|
|Hethersett Academy (Academy)||Norfolk||50.4||8||Above average 0.32||28.6|
|Cardinal Newman Catholic School A Specialist Arts and Community College (Maintained School)||Coventry||50.1||9||Above average 0.33||28.7|
|Thornleigh Salesian College (Maintained School)||Bolton||49.5||10||Above average 0.24||28.6|
|Farlingaye High School (Academy)||Suffolk||49.4||11||Above average 0.18||28.7|
|West Exe School (Maintained School)||Devon||49.1||12||Above average 0.19||28.7|
|Ryburn Valley High School (Academy)||Calderdale||49||13||Above average 0.17||28.6|
|Woodcote High School (Academy)||Croydon||48.5||14||Average 0.08||28.7|
|West Hatch High School (Academy)||Essex||48.3||15||Average 0.08||28.8|
|Southborough High School (Academy)||Kingston upon Thames||48.1||16||Average 0.23||28.5|
|St Benedict's Catholic High School (Academy)||Warwickshire||47.8||17||Average 0.07||28.7|
|Astley Community High School (Maintained School)||Northumberland||47.6||18||0.04||28.7|
|Alder Community High School (Maintained School)||Tameside||47.3||19||Average 0.02||28.7|
|The Heath School (Academy)||Halton||47.2||20||Average -0.02||28.6|
|Mounts Bay Academy (Academy)||Cornwall||47.1||21||Average -0.02||28.5|
|Sir Graham Balfour High School (Academy)||Staffordshire||47.1||21||Average -0.02||28.8|
|Wolverley CofE Secondary School (Maintained School)||Worcestershire||46.9||23||Average -0.02||28.6|
|Bellerive FCJ Catholic College (Academy)||Liverpool||46.7||24||Average -0.06||28.5|
|Judgemeadow Community College (Maintained School)||Leicester||46.7||24||Average -0.02||28.7|
|The Burton Borough School (Maintained School)||Telford and Wrekin||46.6||26||Average -0.03||28.8|
|Altrincham College (Academy)||Trafford||46.5||27||Average -0.12||28.8|
|Dowdales School (Maintained School)||Cumbria||46.4||28||Average -0.12||28.7|
|Ecclesfield School (Academy)||Sheffield||46.4||28||Average -0.1||28.6|
|Smithdon High School (Academy)||Norfolk||46.4||28||Average -0.13||28.6|
|St Mary's Catholic Academy (Academy)||Blackpool||46.1||31||Average -0.12||28.7|
|Admiral Lord Nelson School (Academy)||Portsmouth||45.9||32||Average -0.12||28.7|
|Driffield School and Sixth Form (Academy)||East Riding of Yorkshire||45.9||32||Average -0.15||28.6|
|Ashfield Comprehensive School (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||45.3||34||Below average -0.21||28.7|
|Wadebridge School (Academy)||Cornwall||45.1||35||Below average -0.2||28.6|
|The Sweyne Park School (Academy)||Essex||44.8||36||Below average -0.23||28.7|
|Winchmore School (Maintained School)||Enfield||44.8||36||Below average -0.19||28.7|
|The Thomas Alleyne School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||44.7||38||Below average -0.27||28.8|
|Chilwell School (Maintained School)||Nottinghamshire||44.6||39||Average -0.24||28.4|
|Nether Stowe School (Maintained School)||Staffordshire||44.3||40||Average -0.25||28.8|
|Eckington School (Maintained School)||Derbyshire||44.2||41||Below average -0.34||28.6|
|Court Fields School (Academy)||Somerset||44.1||42||Below average -0.33||28.6|
|Hawkley Hall High School (Academy)||Wigan||44.1||42||Below average -0.32||28.6|
|Chilton Trinity (Maintained School)||Somerset||43.9||44||Below average -0.34||28.7|
|Philips High School (Maintained School)||Bury||43.8||45||Below average -0.32||28.6|
|Thornhill Academy (Academy)||Sunderland||43.5||46||Below average -0.37||28.6|
|Alec Hunter Academy (Academy)||Essex||43.3||47||Below average -0.4||28.7|
|Smestow School (Academy)||Wolverhampton||43.3||47||Below average -0.42||28.8|
|Wapping High School (Academy)||Tower Hamlets||43.3||47||Below average -0.42||28.8|
|The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School (Academy)||Cheshire West and Chester||43||50||Below average -0.49||28.6|
|St Catherine's College (Academy)||East Sussex||42.5||51||Below average -0.46||28.7|
|The Freeston Academy (Academy)||Wakefield||42||52||Well below average -0.52||28.5|
|Pool Academy (Academy)||Cornwall||40.2||53||Well below average -0.66||28.7|
|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|
- 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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