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Schools similar toCity Academy Birmingham

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Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (Academy)
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Southwark 52.3 1 Well above average 0.79 28
South Charnwood High School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Leicestershire 51.4 2 Well above average 0.69 27.7
The Vale Academy (Academy)
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North Lincolnshire 50.3 3 Well above average 0.57 28
South Molton Community College (Maintained School)
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Devon 49.4 4 Well above average 0.5 27.7
Sandy Secondary School (Maintained School)
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Central Bedfordshire 48.2 5 0.36 28
St Matthew Academy (Academy)
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Lewisham 48 6 Above average 0.31 28.2
Sawtry Village Academy (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 47.2 7 Above average 0.26 27.9
Stalham High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 46.7 8 Average 0.2 28
Lister Community School (Maintained School)
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Newham 46.1 9 Above average 0.27 27.4
Park Hall Academy (Academy)
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Solihull 46 10 Average 0.12 28.1
Thurston Community College (Maintained School)
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Suffolk 46 10 Above average 0.17 27.7
Charles Darwin School (Academy)
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Bromley 45.5 12 Average 0.09 27.9
Kingsbury High School (Academy)
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Brent 45.5 12 Above average 0.23 27.7
Cromer Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 45.4 14 Average 0.09 27.8
The Reach Free School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 45.2 15 Average -0.07 27.9
Derby Moor Community Sports College (Maintained School)
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Derby 45 16 Average 0 27.8
Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science (Maintained School)
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North Yorkshire 44.9 17 Average 0.01 27.8
Hornsea School and Language College (Maintained School)
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East Riding of Yorkshire 44.6 18 Average -0.01 27.9
Uxbridge High School (Academy)
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Hillingdon 44.6 18 Average 0.01 28
The Beaconsfield School (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 44.1 20 Average -0.08 28.2
Parkside School (Maintained School)
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Bradford 43.7 21 Average -0.08 28.1
Woodham Academy (Academy)
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Durham 43.5 22 Average -0.1 27.9
Flegg High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 42.7 23 Average -0.2 27.9
Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School (Academy)
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Warrington 42.4 24 Below average -0.24 27.8
City Academy Birmingham (Academy)
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Birmingham 42.3 25 Average -0.13 27.9
Wood Green Academy (Academy)
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Sandwell 42.2 26 Below average -0.26 28
Ryde Academy (Academy)
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Isle of Wight 41.7 27 Below average -0.3 27.6
Saint Gabriel's College (Maintained School)
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Lambeth 41.7 27 Average -0.07 28
The Dorcan Academy (Academy)
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Swindon 41.7 27 Below average -0.29 28.1
Canons High School (Academy)
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Harrow 41.6 30 Below average -0.27 27.8
Ercall Wood Technology College (Maintained School)
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Telford and Wrekin 41.5 31 Below average -0.31 27.4
Waverley School (Academy)
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Birmingham 41.5 31 Below average -0.3 27.8
Maltby Academy (Academy)
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Rotherham 41.4 33 Below average -0.33 27.8
The Open Academy (Academy)
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Norfolk 41.3 34 Below average -0.34 27.8
Blackpool Aspire Academy (Academy)
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Blackpool 41.2 35 Below average -0.29 27.8
Ellesmere Port Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Cheshire West and Chester 41.2 35 Below average -0.35 28
Lincoln Christ's Hospital School (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 41.1 37 Below average -0.35 27.7
Kearsley Academy (Academy)
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Bolton 41 38 Below average -0.39 27.8
Jubilee High School (Academy)
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Surrey 40.9 39 Below average -0.35 27.9
Ark Walworth Academy (Academy)
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Southwark 40.6 40 Below average -0.44 27.8
The Ilfracombe Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Devon 40.3 41 Below average -0.37 27.9
Kenton School (Academy)
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Newcastle upon Tyne 39.9 42 Below average -0.48 27.9
Grace Academy Coventry (Academy)
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Coventry 39.8 43 Well below average -0.52 27.5
Morecambe Community High School (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 39.7 44 Below average -0.5 27.9
Richard Rose Central Academy (Academy)
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Cumbria 39.5 45 Well below average -0.52 28.2
Manor Community Academy (Academy)
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Hartlepool 36.7 46 Well below average -0.78 27.9
The Brittons Academy (Academy)
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Havering 35.9 47 Well below average -0.82 28
The Lancaster Academy (Academy)
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Leicester 35.3 48 Well below average -0.82 27.8
Whittington Green School (Maintained School)
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Derbyshire 35.3 48 Well below average -0.87 27.8
Oasis Academy Mayfield (Academy)
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Southampton 34.9 50 Well below average -0.95 27.9
Ellis Guilford School (Maintained School)
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Nottingham 34.8 51 Well below average -0.97 27.7
Notre Dame Catholic College (Maintained School)
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Liverpool 34.5 52 Well below average -0.98 27.9
South Devon UTC (Academy)
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Devon 32.8 53 -1.1 27.8
The Prescot School (Academy)
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Knowsley 32.8 53 Well below average -1.17 28
Hillsview Academy (Academy)
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Redcar and Cleveland 28.1 55 Well below average -1.58 28.1
Type of school or college

Attainment 8 score

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 .

Position within the group

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

Progress 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.

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.

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