'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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|Westminster Academy (Academy)||Westminster||52.9||1||Well above average 0.63||28|
|Trinity Academy, Halifax (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Calderdale||51.4||2||Well above average 0.59||28.2|
|The Roseland Academy (Academy)||Cornwall||51.2||3||Well above average 0.57||28.1|
|The City Academy, Hackney (Academy)||Hackney||50.3||4||Above average 0.49||28|
|Heath Park (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Wolverhampton||50.1||5||Above average 0.49||28|
|School 21 (Academy)||Newham||50||6||Above average 0.47||27.8|
|Sharples School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Bolton||49.2||7||Above average 0.43||28.2|
|Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (Academy)||Brighton and Hove||48.7||8||Average 0.3||28.1|
|Copleston High School (Academy)||Suffolk||48.5||9||Above average 0.36||28|
|The Chauncy School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||47.7||10||Average 0.19||28.3|
|Sheringham High School (Academy)||Norfolk||47.6||11||Average 0.22||28.5|
|Soar Valley College (Maintained School)||Leicester||47.6||11||Above average 0.29||28|
|St Birinus School (Academy)||Oxfordshire||47.5||13||Above average 0.25||27.9|
|Whitworth Community High School (Maintained School)||Lancashire||46.9||14||Average 0.14||28.2|
|Outwood Academy City (Academy)||Sheffield||46.8||15||Average 0.16||28|
|The Barlow RC High School and Specialist Science College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup||Manchester||46.7||16||Average 0.12||28.3|
|The Joseph Whitaker School (Academy)||Nottinghamshire||46.4||17||Average 0.09||28.1|
|Redmoor Academy (Academy)||Leicestershire||45.7||18||Average 0.01||28.1|
|Madeley Academy (Academy)||Telford and Wrekin||45.3||19||Average -0.03||28.2|
|The Martin High School Anstey (Academy)||Leicestershire||45.3||19||Average -0.04||28|
|Bluecoat Aspley Academy (Academy)||Nottingham||45.1||21||Average -0.05||27.9|
|Bartley Green School (Academy)||Birmingham||44.9||22||Average -0.09||28.1|
|The City of Leicester College (Maintained School)||Leicester||44.9||22||Average 0.01||28.1|
|St Joseph's Catholic College (Academy)||Swindon||44.8||24||Average 0.04||27.6|
|Castle Hall Academy (Academy)||Kirklees||44.5||25||Average -0.11||28.1|
|Boroughbridge High School (Maintained School)||North Yorkshire||44.2||26||Average -0.1||28.1|
|Hampstead School (Maintained School)||Camden||44.2||26||Average -0.08||28|
|Oak Wood School (Maintained School)||Hillingdon||44.1||28||Average 0.03||27.7|
|Axe Valley Academy (Academy)||Devon||44||29||Average -0.1||28|
|Writhlington School (Academy)||Bath and North East Somerset||44||29||Below average -0.18||28|
|Co-op Academy Swinton (Academy)||Salford||43.7||31||Below average -0.29||28|
|The Sele School (Academy)||Hertfordshire||43.7||31||Average -0.25||28.1|
|Lakelands Academy (Academy)||Shropshire||43.4||33||Average -0.25||28.3|
|The Wilnecote School (Academy)||Staffordshire||43.3||34||Below average -0.21||28.1|
|The Misbourne School (Maintained School)||Buckinghamshire||43.2||35||Below average -0.28||28.3|
|Buxton Community School (Maintained School)||Derbyshire||43||36||Below average -0.27||28.1|
|Haughton Academy (Academy)||Darlington||42.7||37||Below average -0.31||28.1|
|Broughton Hall Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Liverpool||42.6||38||Below average -0.31||28.4|
|Moat Community College (Maintained School)||Leicester||42.5||39||Below average -0.22||27.9|
|Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy (Academy)||Sandwell||42.4||40||Below average -0.27||28.1|
|Purbrook Park School (Maintained School)||Hampshire||42.4||40||Below average -0.28||28|
|Don Valley Academy (Academy)||Doncaster||42.2||42||Below average -0.33||28.3|
|Countesthorpe Leysland Community College (Academy)||Leicestershire||41.5||43||Below average -0.38||28|
|Springwell Community College (Maintained School)||Derbyshire||41.4||44||Below average -0.46||28.2|
|Witchford Village College (Academy)||Cambridgeshire||41||45||Below average -0.41||28|
|Nicholas Chamberlaine School (Academy)||Warwickshire||40.6||46||Below average -0.5||28.2|
|Compass School Southwark (Academy)||Southwark||40.5||47||Well below average -0.53||28.4|
|Beechwood School (Academy)||Slough||39.5||48||Well below average -0.58||28|
|Hillside High School (Academy)||Sefton||39.3||49||Well below average -0.63||28.3|
|Stanley Park High (Academy)||Sutton||39.3||49||Well below average -0.61||28.2|
|The Winstanley School (Academy)||Leicestershire||37.7||51||Well below average -0.77||28.1|
|Beaufort Co-operative Academy (Academy)||Gloucestershire||37.1||52||Well below average -0.86||28.2|
|The Mosslands School (Maintained School)||Wirral||36.5||53||Well below average -0.9||28.2|
|Health Futures UTC (Academy)||Sandwell||35.6||54||-0.94||28.1|
|Central Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||35.3||55||Well below average -0.98||28.3|
- 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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