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If there is no similar school within the grouping that is classed as better performing, a better performing school outside of the similar schools grouping may be shown at the bottom of the page. In some cases, this may not be possible, for example if the school has very high attainment or there are no better performing schools within a 75 mile radius. For further details, including the criteria for better performing schools and how these are assigned, see similar schools guidance. opens in a new window

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Bishop Douglass School Finchley (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Barnet 53.4 1 Well above average 1.39 61% 4.93 26.6
Ferndown Upper School (Maintained school)
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Dorset 47.4 2 0.63 22% 3.9 26.9
Bristnall Hall Academy (Academy)
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Sandwell 46 3 Above average 0.43 55% 3.95 27
Nottingham Girls' Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 45.2 4 Above average 0.4 71% 3.99 26.7
The Thomas Aveling School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Medway 44.9 5 Above average 0.33 22% 3.72 27.2
Dixons Allerton Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bradford 44.4 6 Above average 0.38 59% 3.97 27
The Rural Enterprise Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 44.2 7 0.33 27% 3.69 27.2
Clacton County High School (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Essex 44 8 Above average 0.28 13% 3.21 27.1
Rainham School for Girls (Academy) Open help text for Better performing and within 75 miles opens a popup
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Medway 44 8 Above average 0.31 72% 3.99 27.2
Coleridge Community College (Academy)
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Cambridgeshire 43.9 10 Average 0.01 88% 4.27 26.9
The Priory Ruskin Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 42.5 11 Average 0.15 10% 3.37 27.1
The Oldham Academy North (Academy)
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Oldham 42.1 12 Average 0.15 2% 3.18 27
Salford City Academy (Academy)
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Salford 41.5 13 Average 0.04 42% 3.64 27.2
City of London Academy Islington (Academy)
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Islington 41.1 14 Average -0.07 50% 3.79 26.9
Royal Docks Academy (Academy)
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Newham 41 15 Average -0.16 34% 3.7 26.3
Wyvern College (Academy)
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Wiltshire 41 15 Average 0.11 5% 3.42 27
Brannel School (Academy)
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Cornwall 40.7 17 Average -0.03 14% 3.47 27
Oasis Academy MediaCityUK (Academy)
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Salford 40.1 18 Average -0.03 25% 3.34 27
Haileybury Turnford (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 39.7 19 Average -0.14 18% 3.14 27.2
Hyde Community College (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Tameside 39.7 19 Average -0.14 13% 3.17 27
Magnus Church of England Academy (Academy)
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Nottinghamshire 39.3 21 Average -0.2 13% 3.29 27.1
Kings College Guildford (Academy)
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Surrey 39.2 22 Average -0.15 24% 3.34 26.7
Brompton Academy (Academy)
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Medway 39 23 Average -0.12 17% 3.09 26.9
Haven High Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 38.4 24 Average -0.17 13% 3.17 26.9
Risedale Sports and Community College (Maintained school)
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North Yorkshire 38.4 24 Average -0.23 41% 3.29 27
Great Wyrley Academy (Academy)
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Staffordshire 38.3 26 Below average -0.25 9% 3.03 26.9
The Eastbourne Academy (Academy)
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East Sussex 38.3 26 Below average -0.3 14% 3.13 26.9
Manchester Enterprise Academy (Academy)
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Manchester 38.1 28 Below average -0.43 54% 3.38 27.1
Mexborough Academy (Academy)
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Doncaster 37.7 29 Below average -0.32 22% 3.22 27.1
The Milton Keynes Academy (Academy)
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Milton Keynes 37.5 30 Below average -0.36 14% 2.64 26.7
The Abbey School (Academy)
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Kent 37.3 31 Below average -0.4 31% 3.06 27.2
Walderslade Girls' School (Academy)
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Medway 37.2 32 Below average -0.34 2% 2.76 27
Patchway Community School (Academy)
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South Gloucestershire 36.7 33 Below average -0.39 11% 2.86 27
Bebington High Sports College (Maintained school)
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Wirral 36.6 34 Below average -0.41 38% 3.04 27.1
Towers School and Sixth Form Centre (Academy)
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Kent 36.3 35 Below average -0.5 66% 3.13 27.2
Thomas Bennett Community College (Academy)
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West Sussex 36.1 36 Well below average -0.51 29% 3.22 27
Aylestone School (Maintained school)
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Herefordshire, County of 35.9 37 Well below average -0.61 29% 3.19 27.2
Academy 360 (Academy)
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Sunderland 35.7 38 Well below average -0.51 32% 2.82 26.5
Carisbrooke College (Maintained school)
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Isle of Wight 35.4 39 Well below average -0.56 6% 2.92 26.9
Leek High School (Academy)
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Staffordshire 34.8 40 -0.56 3% 2.8 27.1
Solway Community School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Cumbria 34.7 41 Well below average -0.61 22% 2.88 27.3
Folkestone Academy (Academy)
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Kent 34.2 42 Well below average -0.61 27% 2.64 27.2
Goodwin Academy (Academy)
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Kent 33.9 43 Well below average -0.69 8% 2.85 27.2
The Giles Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 33.4 44 Well below average -0.68 21% 2.75 27
Astor College (A Specialist College for the Arts) (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kent 33.3 45 Well below average -0.81 14% 2.82 27.1
Astrea Academy Woodfields (Academy)
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Doncaster 32.3 46 Well below average -0.8 10% 2.63 27
King's Leadership Academy Hawthornes (Academy)
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Sefton 32.2 47 Well below average -1.11 40% 2.93 27.3
Broadgreen International School, A Technology College (Maintained school)
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Liverpool 31.7 48 Well below average -0.9 32% 2.53 27.1
George Pindar School (Maintained school)
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North Yorkshire 30.8 49 Well below average -1.03 13% 2.6 27
Walsall Studio School (Academy)
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Walsall 28.8 50 -1.17 0% 1.03 27.3
Bicester Technology Studio (Academy)
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Oxfordshire 28.4 51 -1.43 0% 2.25 27.3
New City College (College)
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Tower Hamlets 16.3 52 LOWCOV opens a popup 0% 1.27 27.3
Hugh Baird College (College)
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Sefton 14.8 53 -2.52 0% 1.17 26.8
East Durham College (College)
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County Durham 11.8 54 -2.99 0% 0.96 27
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education (College)
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Southend-on-Sea 5.3 55 -3.16 0% 0.3 26.8
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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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