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Schools similar toThe Excel Academy

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Christ's College Finchley (Academy)
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Barnet 50.9 7 Well above average 0.5 28.6
King Edward VI Sheldon Heath Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 43.1 48 Below average -0.43 28.7
Swanshurst School (Maintained School)
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Birmingham 50.4 9 Above average 0.31 28.5
Thornleigh Salesian College (Maintained School)
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Bolton 49.5 12 Above average 0.24 28.6
Dixons City Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bradford 54.5 2 Well above average 0.76 28.4
Dixons Kings Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Bradford 57.6 1 Well above average 1.04 28.8
Bedminster Down School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bristol City of 42.1 52 Below average -0.45 28.8
Harris Academy Beckenham (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bromley 51 6 Above average 0.33 28.7
Philips High School (Maintained School)
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Bury 43.8 45 Below average -0.32 28.6
Mounts Bay Academy (Academy)
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Cornwall 47.1 25 Average -0.02 28.5
Pool Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Cornwall 40.2 55 Well below average -0.66 28.7
Wadebridge School (Academy)
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Cornwall 45.1 38 Below average -0.2 28.6
Caldew School (Academy)
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Cumbria 47.2 21 Average 0.01 28.6
Cartmel Priory CofE School (Academy)
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Cumbria 49.6 11 Average 0.22 28.6
St Benedict's Catholic High School (Maintained School)
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Cumbria 44.6 41 Below average -0.26 28.9
Okehampton College (Maintained School)
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Devon 47.7 19 Average 0.1 28.8
All Saints' Church of England School, Weymouth (Maintained School)
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Dorset 42.2 51 Below average -0.46 28.6
Headlands School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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East Riding of Yorkshire 47.2 21 Average 0 28.8
Uplands Community College (Maintained School)
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East Sussex 46.3 30 Average -0.06 28.7
Winchmore School (Maintained School)
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Enfield 44.8 39 Below average -0.19 28.7
Hedingham School and Sixth Form (Academy)
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Essex 48.4 15 Average 0.12 28.6
The Sweyne Park School (Academy)
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Essex 44.8 39 Below average -0.23 28.7
Winchcombe School (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 45.7 34 Average -0.08 28.6
The Heath School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Halton 47.2 21 Average -0.02 28.6
Hounsdown School (Academy)
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Hampshire 52 4 Above average 0.47 28.6
Test Valley School (Maintained School)
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Hampshire 43.1 48 Below average -0.44 28.8
Kings Langley School (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 45.5 36 Average -0.17 28.8
Burscough Priory Science College (Maintained School)
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Lancashire 42.7 50 Below average -0.46 28.8
Maharishi Free School (Academy)
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Lancashire 45.6 35 Average -0.16 29.1
De Lisle College Loughborough Leicestershire (Academy)
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Leicestershire 45.4 37 Average -0.15 28.6
Long Field Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Leicestershire 44.1 43 Below average -0.28 28.6
Malton School (Maintained School)
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North Yorkshire 48.2 16 Average 0.08 28.5
Northampton School for Girls (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 50.5 8 Above average 0.32 28.5
Astley Community High School (Maintained School)
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Northumberland 47.6 20 0.04 28.7
Bluecoat Wollaton Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 51.5 5 Well above average 0.5 28.5
The Kimberley School (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 48.2 16 Average 0.09 28.5
Admiral Lord Nelson School (Academy)
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Portsmouth 45.9 33 Average -0.12 28.7
Ecclesfield School (Academy)
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Sheffield 46.4 28 Average -0.1 28.6
Chilton Trinity (Maintained School)
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Somerset 43.9 44 Below average -0.34 28.7
Haygrove School (Academy)
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Somerset 46.4 28 Average -0.08 28.5
Bradley Stoke Community School (Academy)
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South Gloucestershire 48.8 14 Average 0.17 28.6
Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Sports College (Maintained School)
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Staffordshire 46.9 26 Average -0.01 28.7
Nether Stowe School (Maintained School)
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Staffordshire 44.3 42 Average -0.25 28.8
The Rawlett School (An Aet Academy) (Academy)
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Staffordshire 48.9 13 Average 0.16 28.7
The Excel Academy (Academy)
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Stoke-on-Trent 46.3 30 Average -0.05 28.7
Kepier (Academy)
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Sunderland 40.4 54 Well below average -0.67 28.6
The Freeston Academy (Academy)
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Wakefield 42 53 Well below average -0.52 28.5
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Walsall 47.2 21 Average 0.02 28.7
Barr Beacon School (Academy)
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Walsall 48 18 Average 0.07 28.6
Penketh High School (Academy)
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Warrington 43.3 47 Below average -0.35 28.6
Bourne Community College (Maintained School)
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West Sussex 43.7 46 Below average -0.29 28.6
Shoreham Academy (Academy)
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West Sussex 50.2 10 Above average 0.32 28.7
Harris Academy St John's Wood (Academy)
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Westminster 52.8 3 Well above average 0.59 28.6
Cox Green School (Academy)
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Windsor and Maidenhead 46.1 32 Average -0.11 28.6
Wolverley CofE Secondary School (Maintained School)
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Worcestershire 46.9 26 Average -0.02 28.6
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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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