'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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|St Michael's Catholic Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Stockton-on-Tees||48.9||55||Below average -0.42||30.2|
|Whickham School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Gateshead||49||54||Below average -0.4||30.1|
|The South Wolds Academy & Sixth Form (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||49.3||53||Below average -0.36||30|
|Whitburn Church of England Academy (Academy)||South Tyneside||51||52||Below average -0.23||30.2|
|Hagley Catholic High School (Academy)||Worcestershire||51.6||51||Average -0.08||30|
|St Leonard's Catholic School (Academy)||Durham||51.7||50||Average -0.1||30.1|
|Macmillan Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Middlesbrough||52.1||49||Average -0.13||30.2|
|Holland Park School (Academy)||Kensington and Chelsea||52.2||48||Average -0.14||30.1|
|Cams Hill School (Academy)||Hampshire||52.3||46||Average -0.12||30.4|
|Bridgewater High School (Academy)||Warrington||52.3||46||Average -0.05||30.2|
|Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (Academy)||Blackburn with Darwen||53.2||45||Average -0.01||30.5|
|Chellaston Academy (Academy)||Derby||53.6||44||Average 0.12||29.9|
|Holmfirth High School (Maintained School)||Kirklees||53.7||43||Average 0.11||30.3|
|Hitchin Boys' School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||53.9||42||Average 0.03||30.3|
|Court Moor School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||54||41||Average 0.14||30.2|
|Howard of Effingham School (Academy)||Surrey||54.1||40||Average 0.15||30.1|
|Priory Academy (Academy)||Central Bedfordshire||54.3||39||Average 0.1||30.5|
|Bishop Challoner Catholic Secondary School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||54.4||38||Average 0.16||30.3|
|Canon Slade CofE School (Maintained School)||Bolton||54.5||37||Above average 0.17||30.1|
|Bishop Heber High School (Maintained School)||Cheshire West and Chester||54.7||36||Average 0.15||30.3|
|The Petersfield School (Academy)||Hampshire||54.8||35||Above average 0.25||30|
|Lymm High School (Academy)||Warrington||54.9||34||Above average 0.25||30.2|
|Toot Hill School (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||55||33||Above average 0.19||30.2|
|Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College (Academy)||Cheshire West and Chester||55.3||32||Above average 0.21||30.2|
|Poynton High School (Maintained School)||Cheshire East||55.4||31||Above average 0.24||30.2|
|Dorothy Stringer School (Maintained School)||Brighton and Hove||55.5||30||Above average 0.24||30.3|
|St Cuthbert's High School (Academy)||Newcastle upon Tyne||55.8||28||Above average 0.3||30|
|Arden (Academy)||Solihull||55.8||28||Above average 0.28||30.2|
|Standish Community High School (Maintained School)||Wigan||55.9||27||Above average 0.23||30.3|
|Balcarras School (Academy)||Gloucestershire||56.2||26||Above average 0.33||30.2|
|Minster School (Maintained School)||Nottinghamshire||56.4||25||Above average 0.34||30.3|
|Carmel College (Academy)||Darlington||56.5||24||Above average 0.37||30|
|Grey Court School (Academy)||Richmond upon Thames||56.8||22||Above average 0.34||30.1|
|Finchley Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Barnet||56.8||22||Above average 0.42||30.2|
|Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy (Academy)||Lancashire||57.2||21||Above average 0.45||30.1|
|Birmingham Ormiston Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||57.5||20||0.43||30.5|
|The Bishop's Stortford High School (Maintained School)||Hertfordshire||58.1||19||Well above average 0.55||30.2|
|Presdales School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||58.2||16||Well above average 0.54||30.3|
|Chulmleigh Community College (Academy)||Devon||58.2||16||Well above average 0.51||30.1|
|Bishop Luffa School, Chichester (Academy)||West Sussex||58.2||16||Above average 0.46||30.3|
|Rushcliffe School (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||58.7||15||Well above average 0.56||30.1|
|St Michael's Church of England High School (Academy)||Lancashire||59||13||Well above average 0.56||30.3|
|Mill Hill County High School (Academy)||Barnet||59||13||Well above average 0.54||30.1|
|Charters School (Academy)||Windsor and Maidenhead||59.3||12||Well above average 0.67||30|
|Rosebery School (Academy)||Surrey||59.4||11||Well above average 0.64||30.2|
|The Charter School North Dulwich (Academy)||Southwark||59.9||10||Well above average 0.68||30.1|
|Colston's Girls' School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Bristol City of||60||9||Well above average 0.64||30.3|
|Waldegrave School (Academy)||Richmond upon Thames||60.3||7||Well above average 0.76||30.1|
|Hayesfield Girls School (Academy)||Bath and North East Somerset||60.3||7||Well above average 0.73||30.2|
|The Westgate School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||60.8||6||Well above average 0.78||30.1|
|Twyford Church of England High School (Academy)||Ealing||61||4||Well above average 0.71||30.3|
|Hasmonean High School for Boys (Academy)||Barnet||61||4||Well above average 0.92||30.1|
|St Peter's Catholic School (Maintained School)||Surrey||61.4||3||Well above average 0.82||30|
|Coloma Convent Girls' School (Maintained School)||Croydon||61.6||2||Well above average 0.89||30.1|
|Beaumont School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||61.7||1||Well above average 0.84||30.1|
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 ascending order)
Progress 8 score, description (Sorts by this column)
Average point score at key stage 2 (Sorts by this column)
|Lady Margaret School (Academy)||Hammersmith and Fulham||66.3||-- opens a popup||Well above average 1.03||30.8|
- 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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