'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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|The Steiner Academy Hereford (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup||Herefordshire||47.7||1||Well above average 1.41||24.3|
|Upper Wharfedale School (Maintained School)||North Yorkshire||43.4||2||Well above average 0.61||25.1|
|George Dixon Academy (Academy)||Birmingham||41.3||3||Average 0.22||25.3|
|North Cambridge Academy (Academy)||Cambridgeshire||40.6||4||Average 0.32||25.6|
|The John Wallis Church of England Academy (Academy)||Kent||40.3||5||Above average 0.22||25.5|
|Spalding Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||39.2||6||Average 0.14||25.5|
|St Aldhelm's Academy (Academy)||Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council||38.5||7||Above average 0.45||24.3|
|King Edward VI Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||38.4||8||Average 0.03||25.9|
|Colton Hills Community School (Maintained School)||Wolverhampton||38.2||9||Average 0.23||24.8|
|The City Academy Bristol (Academy)||Bristol City of||38||10||Average 0.26||24.6|
|Kingsley Academy (Academy)||Hounslow||37.8||11||LOWCOV opens a popup||24.2|
|Thomas Clarkson Academy (Academy)||Cambridgeshire||37.8||11||Average 0.1||25|
|St Clement's High School (Academy)||Norfolk||37.4||13||Average 0||25.6|
|The Barnes Wallis Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||37.4||13||Average -0.09||25.6|
|New Line Learning Academy (Academy)||Kent||37.3||15||Average -0.12||25.2|
|Leeds City Academy (Academy)||Leeds||37.1||16||LOWCOV opens a popup||23.7|
|Sarum Academy (Academy)||Wiltshire||37.1||16||Average 0.02||25.7|
|University Academy Keighley (Academy)||Bradford||37.1||16||Average -0.04||25.4|
|Oasis Academy Lister Park (Academy)||Bradford||36.9||19||Average 0.12||25.2|
|Brymore Academy (Academy)||Somerset||36.7||20||Average 0.03||25.1|
|The Priory Witham Academy (Academy)||Lincolnshire||35.6||21||Average -0.2||25.5|
|St John Fisher Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Peterborough||35.3||22||Average 0.22||24|
|Beacon Academy (Academy)||North East Lincolnshire||35||23||Average -0.22||25.6|
|Dorset Studio School (Academy)||Dorset||34.9||24||-0.08||25|
|The Skipton Academy (Academy)||North Yorkshire||34.4||25||Average -0.26||25.7|
|Co-op Academy Leeds (Academy)||Leeds||34.2||26||Below average -0.23||24.5|
|Waverley Studio College (Academy)||Birmingham||34.2||26||-0.53||24.8|
|Clifton Community School (Maintained School)||Rotherham||34.1||28||Average 0.04||23.8|
|Clacton Coastal Academy (Academy)||Essex||33.7||29||Below average -0.4||25.6|
|King Richard School (Maintained School)||Portsmouth||33.7||29||Below average -0.4||25.7|
|The Victory Academy (Academy)||Medway||33.3||31||Average -0.24||25.2|
|Bath Community Academy (Academy)||Bath and North East Somerset||33.1||32||Below average -0.46||25.5|
|The Hewett Academy, Norwich (Academy)||Norfolk||32.6||33||Well below average -0.53||25.5|
|St James Academy (Academy)||Dudley||32.2||34||Well below average -0.53||25.6|
|Futures Community College (Maintained School)||Southend-on-Sea||32.1||35||Well below average -0.57||25.5|
|St Mary's Catholic High School (Maintained School)||Croydon||31.8||36||Well below average -0.62||24.6|
|Parkwood E-Act Academy (Academy)||Sheffield||31.5||37||Average -0.19||23.9|
|Fir Vale School (Academy)||Sheffield||31.3||38||Average -0.2||23.9|
|City of Derby Academy (Academy)||Derby||31.2||39||Well below average -0.63||24.9|
|The Royal Harbour Academy (Maintained School)||Kent||31.1||40||Well below average -0.63||25.3|
|Dover Christ Church Academy (Academy)||Kent||30.3||41||Well below average -0.66||24.9|
|Merrill Academy (Academy)||Derby||29.3||42||Well below average -0.58||24.6|
|Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey (Academy)||Kent||29.2||43||Well below average -0.8||25.6|
|Gloucester Academy (Academy)||Gloucestershire||28||44||Well below average -1.13||25.1|
|The Bemrose School (Maintained School)||Derby||27.5||45||Well below average -0.55||22.8|
|The Bath Studio School (Academy)||Bath and North East Somerset||26.1||46||-1.11||25.6|
|Hartsdown Academy (Academy)||Kent||23.3||47||Well below average -1.19||24.7|
|Stephenson Studio School (Academy)||Leicestershire||23.2||48||-0.78||23|
|UTC Plymouth (Academy)||Plymouth||20.2||49||-1.82||25.9|
|Parkside Studio College (Academy)||Hillingdon||16.8||50||-1.07||24.9|
|Cambridge Regional College (College)||Cambridgeshire||10.2||51||-2.2||23.9|
|South and City College Birmingham (College)||Birmingham||5.4||52||LOWCOV opens a popup||24.6|
|Northumberland College (College)||Northumberland||3.1||53||-2.94||25|
|Tyne Coast College (College)||South Tyneside||2.7||54||-2.82||23.7|
|West Thames College (College)||Hounslow||2.5||55||LOWCOV opens a popup||24.6|
- 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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