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Schools similar toDarwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio

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Ormiston Chadwick Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Halton 51 1 Well above average 0.83 27.4
John Ruskin School (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Cumbria 49.5 2 Well above average 0.66 27.1
Castleford Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Wakefield 48.7 3 Well above average 0.54 27.3
Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form (Maintained School)
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Birmingham 46.3 4 Above average 0.36 27.3
Brayton Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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North Yorkshire 46 5 Above average 0.32 27.5
Churchdown School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 45.9 6 Above average 0.3 27.3
Christ The King Catholic High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Lancashire 45.8 7 Above average 0.46 26.8
Pendle Vale College (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Lancashire 45.5 8 Above average 0.3 27.1
Serlby Park Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Nottinghamshire 45.4 9 Average 0.27 27.3
St John Bosco Arts College (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Liverpool 45.4 9 Average 0.22 27.3
Our Lady's Catholic College (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Lancashire 44.8 11 Average 0.15 27.4
The Crest Academy (Academy)
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Brent 44.3 12 Well above average 0.51 27
Hall Park Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Nottinghamshire 43.9 13 Average 0.14 27.5
Oxford Spires Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Oxfordshire 43.9 13 Average 0.14 27.1
Sidney Stringer Academy (Academy)
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Coventry 43.6 15 Average 0.12 27
Wilmington Academy (Academy)
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Kent 43.4 16 Average 0.06 27.6
Caedmon College Whitby (Maintained School)
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North Yorkshire 42.9 17 Average 0 27.2
Northfleet School for Girls (Maintained School)
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Kent 42.9 17 Average -0.06 27.2
The Brakenhale School (Academy)
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Bracknell Forest 42.8 19 Average 0 27.2
Hyde Community College (Maintained School)
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Tameside 42.7 20 Average 0 27.1
Woodlands School (Academy)
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Essex 42.5 21 Average -0.04 27.2
Chessington School (Maintained School)
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Kingston upon Thames 42.4 22 Average -0.1 27.3
Trinity School (Academy)
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West Berkshire 42.4 22 Average -0.09 27.2
The Howard School (Academy)
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Medway 42.1 24 Average -0.08 27.5
Ruskin Community High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Cheshire East 41.8 25 Average -0.03 27.2
Poltair School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Cornwall 41.7 26 Average -0.16 27.2
Appleby Grammar School (Academy)
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Cumbria 41.6 27 Average -0.07 26.8
Outwood Academy Shafton (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Barnsley 41.5 28 Average -0.14 27.5
Stewards Academy - Science Specialist, Harlow (Academy)
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Essex 40.9 29 Below average -0.21 27.3
Leeds West Academy (Academy)
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Leeds 40.5 30 Below average -0.22 27.1
DSLV E-ACT Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 40.4 31 Below average -0.24 27.1
Denton Community College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Tameside 40.1 32 Below average -0.26 27.3
Regent High School (Maintained School)
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Camden 39.9 33 Below average -0.26 27.4
Christ's College, Guildford (Academy)
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Surrey 39.6 34 Below average -0.39 27
Wellfield High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lancashire 39.4 35 Below average -0.38 27
New College Leicester (Maintained School)
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Leicester 39.1 36 Below average -0.44 27.1
Ortu Hassenbrook Academy (Academy)
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Thurrock 39.1 36 Below average -0.38 27.5
Essa Academy (Academy)
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Bolton 39 38 Average 0.02 26.9
Harrogate High School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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North Yorkshire 38.8 39 Average -0.23 27.3
The Bushey Academy (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 38.6 40 Below average -0.46 27.4
St Edmund Campion Catholic School & Sixth Form Centre (Maintained School)
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Birmingham 38.5 41 Below average -0.47 27.4
Ormiston Endeavour Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 38.1 42 Below average -0.46 27.4
Fernhill School (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 37.9 43 Below average -0.46 27.4
Gateacre School (Maintained School)
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Liverpool 37.9 43 Below average -0.49 27.4
Nottingham Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 37.9 43 Below average -0.3 27.1
Cordeaux Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 37.3 46 Well below average -0.57 27.6
Hartshill School (Academy)
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Warwickshire 37.3 46 Well below average -0.53 27.3
North Birmingham Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 37.3 46 Well below average -0.61 27.2
Moseley School and Sixth Form (Maintained School)
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Birmingham 36.8 49 Below average -0.34 26.8
The Boulevard Academy (Academy)
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Kingston upon Hull City of 36 50 Well below average -0.65 26.6
Lincoln Castle Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lincolnshire 35.7 51 Well below average -0.7 27.5
Park Community School (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 34.9 52 Well below average -0.8 27
Atherton Community School (Academy)
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Wigan 34.5 53 Well below average -0.8 27.4
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio (Academy)
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Blackburn with Darwen 28.3 54 -1.48 27.4
The Studio @ Deyes (Academy)
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Liverpool 21.8 55 -1.91 27.1
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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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