'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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|Kendrick School (Academy)||Reading||82.2||1||Well above average 1.18||33.8|
|Colchester County High School for Girls (Academy)||Essex||81.8||2||Well above average 1.22||34|
|Reading School (Academy)||Reading||81.7||3||Well above average 0.98||34.1|
|Wilson's School (Academy)||Sutton||81.5||4||Well above average 1.03||34|
|Pate's Grammar School (Academy)||Gloucestershire||80.6||5||Well above average 0.85||34.2|
|St Michael's Catholic Grammar School (Maintained School)||Barnet||80||6||Well above average 1||33.8|
|Nonsuch High School for Girls (Academy)||Sutton||79.7||7||Well above average 1.21||33.4|
|Sutton Grammar School (Academy)||Sutton||79.6||8||Well above average 0.83||34.1|
|Woodford County High School (Maintained School)||Redbridge||79.6||8||Well above average 1.1||33.6|
|The Latymer School (Maintained School)||Enfield||79.3||10||Well above average 0.76||34.1|
|Newstead Wood School (Academy)||Bromley||79||11||Well above average 0.93||33.9|
|Tiffin School (Academy)||Kingston upon Thames||79||11||Well above average 0.98||33.8|
|Altrincham Grammar School for Boys (Academy)||Trafford||78.8||13||Well above average 0.9||33.9|
|The Blue Coat School (Academy)||Liverpool||78.5||14||Well above average 0.71||34.1|
|Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (Academy)||Trafford||78.4||15||Well above average 1.12||33.4|
|Stratford Girls' Grammar School (Academy)||Warwickshire||78.2||16||Well above average 0.84||33.8|
|Tonbridge Grammar School (Academy)||Kent||78.2||16||Well above average 0.84||33.8|
|King Edward VI Handsworth School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Birmingham||77.5||18||Well above average 0.71||33.9|
|Westcliff High School for Girls (Academy)||Southend-on-Sea||76.9||19||Well above average 0.86||33.6|
|King Edward VI School (Academy)||Warwickshire||76.8||20||Well above average 0.55||34|
|Lancaster Girls' Grammar School (Academy)||Lancashire||76.7||21||Well above average 0.84||33.7|
|Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls (Academy)||Birmingham||76.7||21||Well above average 0.56||34|
|Langley Grammar School (Academy)||Slough||76.6||23||Well above average 0.96||33.3|
|Westcliff High School for Boys Academy (Academy)||Southend-on-Sea||76.5||24||Well above average 0.92||33.4|
|King Edward VI Five Ways School (Academy)||Birmingham||76.3||25||Above average 0.48||34.1|
|The Judd School (Maintained School)||Kent||75.8||26||Well above average 0.64||33.8|
|Newport Girls' High School Academy (Academy)||Telford and Wrekin||75.3||27||Well above average 0.57||33.7|
|Rugby High School (Academy)||Warwickshire||75.1||28||Well above average 0.7||33.5|
|Ilford County High School (Maintained School)||Redbridge||74.8||29||Well above average 0.78||33.3|
|Wolverhampton Girls' High School (Academy)||Wolverhampton||74.8||29||Well above average 0.66||33.6|
|Southend High School for Girls (Academy)||Southend-on-Sea||74.6||31||Well above average 0.71||33.5|
|South Wilts Grammar School for Girls (Academy)||Wiltshire||74.5||32||Above average 0.48||33.7|
|Bishop Vesey's Grammar School (Academy)||Birmingham||74.3||33||Well above average 0.53||33.6|
|Queen Mary's Grammar School (Academy)||Walsall||74.2||34||Well above average 0.55||33.7|
|Southend High School for Boys (Academy)||Southend-on-Sea||74||35||Well above average 0.73||33.4|
|Clitheroe Royal Grammar School (Academy)||Lancashire||73.9||36||Well above average 0.62||33.5|
|Bournemouth School for Girls (Academy)||Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council||73.6||37||Well above average 0.52||33.6|
|The Crossley Heath School (Academy)||Calderdale||73.5||38||Above average 0.41||33.7|
|The Skinners' School (Academy)||Kent||73.4||39||Well above average 0.68||33.4|
|Lawrence Sheriff School (Academy)||Warwickshire||73.3||40||Above average 0.4||33.6|
|Bournemouth School (Academy)||Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council||73||41||Well above average 0.59||33.4|
|Haberdashers' Adams (Academy)||Telford and Wrekin||72.9||42||Above average 0.48||33.6|
|Heckmondwike Grammar School (Academy)||Kirklees||72.7||43||Well above average 0.5||33.4|
|Alcester Grammar School (Academy)||Warwickshire||72.4||44||Above average 0.34||33.6|
|Queen Mary's High School (Academy)||Walsall||72.1||45||Well above average 0.5||33.4|
|Bishop Wordsworth's Church of England Grammar School (Academy)||Wiltshire||71.9||46||Above average 0.41||33.5|
|Sale Grammar School (Academy)||Trafford||71.4||47||Above average 0.43||33.3|
|Royal Latin School (Academy)||Buckinghamshire||70.8||48||Above average 0.37||33.4|
|Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School (Academy)||Lancashire||70.4||49||Average 0.13||33.6|
|Lancaster Royal Grammar School (Academy)||Lancashire||69.7||50||Average 0.14||33.6|
|Bexley Grammar School (Academy)||Bexley||69.6||51||Above average 0.21||33.5|
|King Edward VI Aston School (Academy)||Birmingham||69.6||51||Average 0.02||33.8|
|Urmston Grammar Academy (Academy)||Trafford||69.6||51||Average 0.19||33.5|
|Devonport High School for Boys (Academy)||Plymouth||68.4||54||Average 0.07||33.4|
|The North Halifax Grammar School (Academy)||Calderdale||66.7||55||Average -0.06||33.4|
- 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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