'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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|Sacred Heart Catholic School (Academy)||Southwark||55||1||Well above average 1.1||27.7|
|Oasis Academy South Bank (Academy)||Lambeth||53.4||2||Well above average 0.93||27.8|
|Harris Academy Bermondsey (Academy)||Southwark||53.3||3||Well above average 0.91||27.8|
|The Compton School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Barnet||52.4||4||Well above average 0.72||27.6|
|Heston Community School (Academy)||Hounslow||50.5||5||Well above average 0.68||27.7|
|City of London Academy Islington (Academy)||Islington||49.1||6||Above average 0.45||27.9|
|Acklam Grange School (Maintained School)||Middlesbrough||48.2||7||Above average 0.38||27.8|
|Bourne Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||47.3||8||Above average 0.24||27.9|
|Frogmore Community College (Maintained School)||Hampshire||47.3||8||Above average 0.26||27.9|
|Barnwood Park Arts College (Maintained School)||Gloucestershire||47.1||10||Above average 0.28||27.6|
|Prenton High School for Girls (Academy)||Wirral||47.1||10||Above average 0.27||27.9|
|The Westgate School (Academy)||Slough||47||12||Above average 0.29||27.9|
|All Saints Catholic College (Maintained School)||Kensington and Chelsea||46.9||13||Average 0.14||27.8|
|Cardinal Pole Catholic School (Maintained School)||Hackney||46.7||14||Above average 0.31||27.7|
|Eaton Bank Academy (Academy)||Cheshire East||46.5||15||Average 0.2||28|
|George Green's School (Maintained School)||Tower Hamlets||45.5||16||Average 0.06||27.7|
|Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy (Academy)||Halton||45.2||17||Average 0.1||27.8|
|Walton High (Academy)||Milton Keynes||44.7||18||Average 0.06||27.6|
|South Wirral High School (Maintained School)||Wirral||44.1||19||Average -0.02||28|
|The New Forest Academy (Academy)||Hampshire||44.1||19||Average -0.01||27.8|
|Ormiston Denes Academy (Academy)||Suffolk||43.9||21||Average -0.02||27.7|
|Epping St John's Church of England VC School (Maintained School)||Essex||43.8||22||Average -0.02||27.8|
|The Bulmershe School (Maintained School)||Wokingham||43.7||23||Average -0.05||27.6|
|Crawshaw Academy (Academy)||Leeds||43.3||24||Average -0.1||27.7|
|Frederick Bremer School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Waltham Forest||43.3||24||Average 0.1||27.8|
|The Highcrest Academy (Academy)||Buckinghamshire||43.3||24||Average -0.04||27.8|
|Retford Oaks Academy (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||43.2||27||Average -0.11||27.5|
|Allerton Grange School (Maintained School)||Leeds||42.8||28||Average -0.14||27.4|
|Bow School (Maintained School)||Tower Hamlets||42.3||29||Average -0.18||27.4|
|Leasowes High School (Academy)||Dudley||42||30||Below average -0.28||27.9|
|Ash Green School (Academy)||Warwickshire||41.9||31||Below average -0.25||27.8|
|Downham Market Academy (Academy)||Norfolk||41.9||31||Below average -0.26||27.8|
|Torpoint Community College (Maintained School)||Cornwall||41.9||31||Below average -0.28||27.6|
|Princes Risborough School (Academy)||Buckinghamshire||41.8||34||Below average -0.26||27.9|
|de Stafford School (Academy)||Surrey||41.6||35||Below average -0.31||27.8|
|Sandhill View Academy (Academy)||Sunderland||41.4||36||Below average -0.28||27.6|
|The Stonehenge School (Maintained School)||Wiltshire||41.2||37||Below average -0.3||27.8|
|Landau Forte Academy, QEMS (Academy)||Staffordshire||41||38||Below average -0.33||27.7|
|Ashton Community Science College (Maintained School)||Lancashire||40.4||39||Below average -0.39||27.7|
|Marshalls Park Academy (Academy)||Havering||40.4||39||Below average -0.42||27.7|
|St Martins School (3-16 Learning Community) (Academy)||Shropshire||40.3||41||Average -0.34||28|
|The Sir Robert Woodard Academy (Academy)||West Sussex||40.3||41||Below average -0.39||27.6|
|Cleethorpes Academy (Academy)||North East Lincolnshire||40.2||43||Below average -0.4||27.8|
|Oldbury Academy (Academy)||Sandwell||39.9||44||Below average -0.44||27.8|
|Saint Paul's Catholic High School (Academy)||Manchester||39.6||45||Well below average -0.53||27.9|
|The King Edmund School (Academy)||Essex||39.6||45||Below average -0.45||27.8|
|St Cuthbert Mayne School (Maintained School)||Torbay||39.4||47||Below average -0.39||28.1|
|Onslow St Audrey's School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||39.2||48||Well below average -0.66||27.5|
|St Helena School (Academy)||Essex||38||49||Well below average -0.57||27.5|
|Brixham College (Academy)||Torbay||37.7||50||Well below average -0.6||27.9|
|Manchester Health Academy (Academy)||Manchester||37.2||51||Well below average -0.72||27.7|
|John Willmott School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Birmingham||37||52||Well below average -0.67||27.8|
|Sandymoor (Academy)||Halton||37||52||Well below average -0.72||27.6|
|Netherwood Academy (Academy)||Barnsley||35.2||54||Well below average -0.92||27.8|
|Harrop Fold School (Maintained School)||Salford||34.4||55||Well below average -1.03||27.5|
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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School name and type (Sorts by this column)
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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