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'Similar schools' means state-funded mainstream secondary schools across England whose key stage 4(opens a popup) pupils had similar expected achievement in year 11 based on their grades at the end of primary school (key stage 2)(opens a popup). Where possible, one or more better performing schools have been indicated within the similar schools grouping that are located within 75 miles of the school (see the key above for more information). If there is no better performing similar school based on our similar schools methodology within 75 miles of the school, a better performing school outside of the similar schools grouping has been indicated at the bottom of the page.

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Similar schools lists are normally updated each year in January, along with revised results data, and again later in Spring, along with final results data.

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Harris Academy Beckenham
(Academy)

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Local authority
Bromley
55.3 1
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.70
Well above national average
(0.47 to 0.93)
26.7
Green Spring Academy Shoreditch
(Academy)

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Local authority
Tower Hamlets
54.8 2
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.70
Well above national average
(0.50 to 0.89)
26.8
Castleford Academy
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Wakefield
53.4 3
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.52
Well above national average
(0.38 to 0.66)
26.6
Bay House School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Hampshire
53.3 4
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.48
Above national average
(0.37 to 0.60)
26.7
Woolwich Polytechnic School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Greenwich
52.5 5
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.46
Above national average
(0.30 to 0.61)
26.6
Winton Academy
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Local authority
Bournemouth
51.6 6
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.37
Above national average
(0.17 to 0.57)
26.7
Albany Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Lancashire
51.2 7
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.28
Above national average
(0.07 to 0.50)
26.6
Outwood Academy City
(Academy)

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Local authority
Sheffield
51.0 8
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.30
Above national average
(0.15 to 0.45)
26.7
Stockport Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Stockport
51.0 8
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.30
Above national average
(0.11 to 0.49)
26.7
Cantell School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Southampton
50.9 10
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.31
Above national average
(0.15 to 0.48)
26.5
The Derby High School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Bury
50.1 11
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.25
Above national average
(0.08 to 0.42)
26.7
Newfield Secondary School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Sheffield
49.9 12
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.33
Above national average
(0.16 to 0.50)
26.5
Scalby School
(Maintained School)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
North Yorkshire
49.8 13
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.15
Average
(0.00 to 0.29)
26.7
Little Ilford School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Newham
49.7 14
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.18
Above national average
(0.04 to 0.31)
26.5
de Stafford School
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Local authority
Surrey
49.7 14
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.17
Average
(0.00 to 0.34)
26.7
Neale-Wade Academy
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Local authority
Cambridgeshire
49.0 16
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.07
Average
(-0.05 to 0.20)
26.7
The Matthew Arnold School
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Local authority
Surrey
49.0 16
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.09
Average
(-0.07 to 0.24)
26.8
Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy
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Local authority
Sandwell
48.5 18
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.04
Average
(-0.13 to 0.20)
26.7
All Saints' Catholic High School
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Local authority
Sheffield
48.3 19
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.01
Average
(-0.13 to 0.16)
26.6
Ark Walworth Academy
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Local authority
Southwark
48.3 19
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.01
Average
(-0.18 to 0.16)
26.8
The Duston School
(Academy)
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Local authority
Northamptonshire
48.3 19
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.03
Average
(-0.11 to 0.17)
26.6
Morecambe Community High School
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Local authority
Lancashire
48.2 22
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.00
Average
(-0.14 to 0.14)
26.8
Denton Community College
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Local authority
Tameside
48.0 23
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.03
Average
(-0.18 to 0.13)
26.7
Icknield High School
(Academy)
School with similar proportion of disadvantaged pupils

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Local authority
Luton
47.8 24
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.00
Average
(-0.13 to 0.13)
26.6
Garth Hill College
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Local authority
Bracknell Forest
47.6 25
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.07
Average
(-0.20 to 0.06)
26.7
Northgate High School
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Local authority
Norfolk
47.6 25
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.05
Average
(-0.20 to 0.10)
26.6
Manchester Communication Academy
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Local authority
Manchester
47.2 27
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.08
Average
(-0.22 to 0.06)
26.7
Huntcliff School
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Local authority
North Lincolnshire
46.9 28
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.13
Average
(-0.31 to 0.05)
26.8
Cowes Enterprise College
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Local authority
Isle of Wight
46.8 29
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.14
Average
(-0.31 to 0.03)
26.7
Stanley High School
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Local authority
Sefton
46.8 29
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.12
Average
(-0.32 to 0.08)
26.8
St George's School A Church of England Academy
(Academy)

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Local authority
Blackpool
46.5 31
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.16
Average
(-0.31 to 0.00)
26.6
The Phoenix Collegiate
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Sandwell
46.3 32
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.09
Average
(-0.24 to 0.05)
26.6
Ormiston Endeavour Academy
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Local authority
Suffolk
46.2 33
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.20
Average
(-0.44 to 0.05)
26.7
Cheney School
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Local authority
Oxfordshire
45.9 34
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.25
Below national average
(-0.40 to -0.11)
26.6
Harrop Fold School
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Local authority
Salford
45.7 35
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.22
Below national average
(-0.41 to -0.03)
26.7
Manor School Sports College
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Local authority
Northamptonshire
45.7 35
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.31
Below national average
(-0.49 to -0.12)
26.6
Priesthorpe School
(Maintained School)
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Local authority
Leeds
45.6 37
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.27
Below national average
(-0.43 to -0.11)
26.7
Thornhill Community Academy Trust
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Local authority
Kirklees
45.6 37
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.25
Below national average
(-0.41 to -0.08)
26.6
Alfreton Grange Arts College
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Derbyshire
45.4 39
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.26
Below national average
(-0.45 to -0.07)
26.8
The Archbishop's School
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Local authority
Kent
45.2 40
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.31
Below national average
(-0.48 to -0.13)
26.8
Woodham Academy
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Durham
45.2 40
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.29
Below national average
(-0.47 to -0.12)
26.7
Miltoncross Academy
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Local authority
Portsmouth
45.1 42
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.32
Below national average
(-0.48 to -0.16)
26.8
The Thomas Cowley High School
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Local authority
Lincolnshire
45.1 42
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.28
Below national average
(-0.47 to -0.09)
26.8
Winterton Community Academy
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Local authority
North Lincolnshire
44.9 44
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.33
Below national average
(-0.52 to -0.13)
26.7
The Wellington Academy
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Local authority
Wiltshire
44.7 45
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.40
Below national average
(-0.58 to -0.21)
26.8
Barnwell School
(Maintained School)
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Local authority
Hertfordshire
44.3 46
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.40
Below national average
(-0.54 to -0.26)
26.7
Kenton School
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Local authority
Newcastle upon Tyne
44.1 47
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.39
Below national average
(-0.51 to -0.27)
26.6
Epping St John's Church of England VC School
(Maintained School)

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Local authority
Essex
43.0 48
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.54
Well below national average
(-0.71 to -0.36)
26.6
The Lancaster School
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Local authority
Leicester
42.4 49
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.45
Below national average
(-0.62 to -0.29)
26.6
Thornton Grammar School
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Local authority
Bradford
42.4 49
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.62
Well below national average
(-0.75 to -0.48)
26.7
Lord Grey School
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Local authority
Milton Keynes
42.3 51
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.56
Well below national average
(-0.71 to -0.42)
26.6
Sir William Stanier Community School
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Local authority
Cheshire East
41.2 52
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.69
Well below national average
(-0.85 to -0.53)
26.7
Smithills School
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Local authority
Bolton
41.2 52
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.48
Below national average
(-0.62 to -0.33)
26.7
Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy
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Local authority
Dorset
39.8 54
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-0.88
Well below national average
(-1.08 to -0.68)
26.7
Walsall Studio School
(Academy)

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Local authority
Walsall
34.5 55
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
-1.34
Well below national average
(-1.63 to -1.06)
26.9

As there is no better performing similar school in this group that is within 75 miles of the school that you're looking at, we've selected an additional school from within 75 miles that is better performing but isn't classed as a similar school based on pupils achievement at key stage 2

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The St Thomas the Apostle College
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Local authority
Southwark
56.8 NA
Progress 8 score, description & confidence interval
0.91
Well above national average
(0.72 to 1.10)
26.8
Type of school

Academy - government funded but run by an academy trust rather than a local authority.
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.

For further explanation, see Types of school

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.

Progress 8

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 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

The average Progress 8 score for 'mainstream' schools in England is 0. Mainstream schools are schools that aren’t special schools or 'alternative provision settings' (for example pupil referral units). Most schools score between -1 and +1. If a school scores +1 and above, it shows that pupils made exceptionally good progress. If the score is below -0.5, the school may come under increased scrutiny and receive additional support.

Confidence intervals

It is difficult to say with certainty how much of the Progress 8 score is down to the school (which may have scored higher with a different group of pupils) and how much is down to the pupils (for example some may have performed well at any school). The confidence interval reflects this uncertainty. If the confidence intervals for two schools overlap, then we can't say for certain that the two Progress 8 scores for these schools are significantly different.

Generally speaking, the greater the number of students, the smaller the range of the confidence interval. For smaller schools, the confidence interval tends to be larger, since fewer pupils are included, and therefore the score will be more greatly impacted by performance of individual pupils.

A school is above average if their Progress 8 score is above 0 and the whole confidence interval is above 0. Similarly, a school is below average if their Progress 8 score is below 0 and the whole confidence interval is below 0.

More information on statistical confidence

How we calculate the Progress 8 descriptions ('bandings'):

Progress 8 descriptionSchool is given the description if...
Well above averageScore is 0.5 or higher, and lower confidence interval is 0 or higher.
Above averageScore is higher than 0 but lower than 0.5, and lower confidence interval is higher than 0.
Close to national averageLower confidence interval is 0 or lower, and the upper confidence interval is 0 or higher.
Below averageScore is -0.5 or higher but less than 0, and upper confidence interval is lower than 0.
Well below averageScore is lower than -0.5 and upper confidence interval is lower than 0.

Detailed guide to Progress 8 - for more information about how the Progress 8 score is calculated.

Attainment 8

Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.

Position within the group

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

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