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Schools similar toThe Bishop David Brown School

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Levenshulme High School (Academy)
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Manchester 54.1 1 Well above average 1.14 69% 5.15 27.3
Reading Girls' School (Academy)
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Reading 52.9 2 Well above average 0.96 27% 4.19 27.5
London Academy (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Barnet 51.9 3 Well above average 1 35% 4.48 27.5
Aldersley High School (Academy)
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Wolverhampton 51.1 4 Well above average 0.83 95% 4.74 27.7
Goffs - Churchgate Academy (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 48.7 5 Above average 0.47 28% 3.6 27.5
George Green's School (Maintained School)
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Tower Hamlets 47.7 6 Above average 0.43 10% 3.88 27.6
Cressex Community School (Maintained School)
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Buckinghamshire 47.3 7 Above average 0.45 5% 3.72 27.5
City of London Academy, Highgate Hill (Academy)
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Islington 47.2 8 Average 0.23 13% 3.89 27.9
Meden School (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 46.2 9 Above average 0.35 4% 3.76 27.7
Crown Hills Community College (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Leicester 45.8 10 Above average 0.39 15% 3.81 27.1
King Charles I School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Worcestershire 45.7 11 Above average 0.3 77% 4.15 27.5
Heartlands High School (Academy)
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Haringey 45.5 12 Above average 0.26 63% 4.07 27.3
St Dunstan's School (Academy)
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Somerset 45.3 13 Average 0.26 54% 3.71 27.5
Lambeth Academy (Academy)
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Lambeth 45.2 14 Above average 0.22 36% 4.03 27.4
Our Lady's RC High School (Maintained School)
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Manchester 44.8 15 Average 0.01 42% 3.87 27.7
Barlby High School (Academy)
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North Yorkshire 44.5 16 Average 0.13 44% 3.82 27.5
Settle College (Maintained School)
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North Yorkshire 44.3 17 Average 0.13 39% 4.01 27.8
Grace Academy Coventry (Academy)
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Coventry 44.2 18 Average 0.1 12% 3.49 27.9
The Quest Academy (Academy)
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Croydon 44.2 18 Above average 0.3 19% 3.37 27.5
Arrow Vale RSA Academy (Academy)
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Worcestershire 43.4 20 0.06 22% 3.52 27.8
Marshland High School (Academy)
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Norfolk 43.4 20 Average 0.05 47% 3.9 27.6
IES Breckland (Academy)
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Suffolk 42.6 22 Average 0 12% 3.53 27.7
Oakmoor School (Academy)
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Hampshire 42.6 22 Average 0 20% 3.41 27.7
Winterhill School (Academy)
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Rotherham 42.5 24 Average -0.01 15% 3.24 27.5
Loreto High School Chorlton (Maintained School)
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Manchester 42.4 25 Average -0.14 35% 3.64 27.6
Rye College (Academy)
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East Sussex 42.4 25 Average -0.05 16% 3.49 27.8
Wilmington Academy (Academy)
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Kent 42.4 25 Average -0.06 15% 3.39 28
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (Academy)
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Brighton and Hove 41.4 28 Average -0.14 46% 3.28 27.5
Capital City Academy (Academy)
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Brent 41.2 29 Average -0.13 60% 3.62 27.5
Bishop Stopford's School (Maintained School)
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Enfield 41.1 30 Below average -0.31 32% 3.47 27.6
Lincoln Christ's Hospital School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Lincolnshire 41.1 30 Below average -0.21 62% 3.76 27.6
North Shore Academy (Academy)
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Stockton-on-Tees 40.8 32 Average -0.19 13% 3.25 27.7
Moor End Academy (Academy)
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Kirklees 40.7 33 Below average -0.21 80% 3.83 27.5
The Bishop David Brown School (Academy)
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Surrey 40.6 34 Average -0.18 36% 3.42 27.5
York High School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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York 40.3 35 Below average -0.27 26% 3.54 27.6
Paget High School (Maintained School)
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Staffordshire 39.9 36 Average -0.18 15% 3.25 27.1
Redbridge Community School (Maintained School)
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Southampton 39.8 37 Below average -0.32 53% 3.5 27.6
Chessington School (Maintained School)
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Kingston upon Thames 39.7 38 Below average -0.48 10% 3.06 27.6
The Birley Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Sheffield 39.6 39 Below average -0.28 31% 3.3 27.6
North Walsham High School (Maintained School) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Norfolk 39 40 Below average -0.41 24% 3.4 27.6
Airedale Academy (Academy)
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Wakefield 38.3 41 Below average -0.46 39% 3.23 27.7
Walker Riverside Academy (Academy)
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Newcastle upon Tyne 38.2 42 Below average -0.41 22% 3.16 27.9
Oak Wood School (Maintained School)
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Hillingdon 37.9 43 Below average -0.46 26% 3.24 27.6
Easthampstead Park Community School (Maintained School)
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Bracknell Forest 37.7 44 Well below average -0.58 19% 3.11 27.6
Jewellery Quarter Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 37.7 44 Below average -0.49 32% 3.13 27.7
Great Barr Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 36.5 46 Well below average -0.52 23% 3.11 27.7
Huntcliff School (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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North Lincolnshire 36.5 46 Well below average -0.62 16% 3.09 27.8
Bay Leadership Academy (Academy)
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Lancashire 36 48 Well below average -0.72 1% 2.78 27.9
Thamesview School (Maintained School)
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Kent 35.8 49 Well below average -0.79 56% 3.16 27.6
The Deanes (Academy)
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Essex 34.8 50 Well below average -0.82 12% 2.69 27.8
Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio (Academy)
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Blackburn with Darwen 34.4 51 -1.06 0% 2.5 27.7
Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy (Academy)
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South Gloucestershire 34.1 52 -0.83 1% 2.46 27.7
Lyng Hall School (Academy)
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Coventry 33.7 53 Well below average -0.57 18% 2.52 27.2
Broadlands Academy (Academy)
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Bath and North East Somerset 33 54 Well below average -0.98 12% 2.8 27.9
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education (College)
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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 within 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 .

In a small number of cases, pupils can have extremely negative progress scores that disproportionately affect a school’s overall progress score. To reduce the impact of these extreme scores, we set a limit on how negative a pupil’s progress score can be when calculating the school average. This will normally apply to 1 or 2 pupils per school, if any. Where a pupil’s score is more negative than this minimum value, an adjusted score will replace the pupil’s original progress score for the purpose of calculating a school’s overall progress average.

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.

Pupils included in a school's Progress 8 score

Pupils who have no key stage 2 results (for example, those arriving at secondary school from an independent school or abroad) are not included in the Progress 8 measure. See the Secondary Accountability Measures opens in a new window guidance for more information

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.

Entering EBacc

A pupil is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate opens in a new window (EBacc) is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications.

University technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges with key stage 4 provision provide a specialist technical and professional education. It is not appropriate to expect the same rates of EBacc entry from these types of schools and colleges. They should decide on a case-by-case basis whether their specialist curriculum is compatible with the full EBacc.

EBacc average point score

The EBacc APS calculates a pupil's average point scores across the 5 pillars of the English Baccalaureate, allocating points to a pupil's best grades and dividing by 6 (the science grades count in 2 pillars, meaning a total of 6 pillars) to create an average point score per pupil. This measure is an average across the subjects (i.e. we divide the total by 6) and so is on a different scale to Attainment 8 which we calculated by simply awarding points score across 8 qualifications (without dividing the total).

This measure is based on the better result of either English language or English literature when both subjects are taken, maths, the best 2 results from the single sciences (3 out of 4 must be taken), or results from the combined science, the better result from either geography or history and the best result in languages.

For more information about how the EBacc average point score is calculated view the detailed guide to EBacc APS opens in a new window .

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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