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Comparing  to schools matching your chosen characteristics.
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This benchmark was created using the following criteria.
Characteristic Default school value Comparison criteria
Finance type Academy Academies
Number of pupils 1543 1449 - 1621
School phase Secondary Secondary
Urban / rural location Urban and city Urban and city
Percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals 10.9% 8.9% - 12.9%
Pupils with special educational needs who have statements or education and health care plans 2.1% 0.1% - 4.1%
Pupils with English as an additional language 3.6% 1.6% - 5.6%
Within your local authority - No
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The data below is from the latest year available. For maintained schools this is 2022 - 2023, academies from 2021 / 2022

Total expenditure

Staff total

Premises total

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Occupation total

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These are costs associated with occupying the school building. They include energy, water, sewerage, rates, insurance, and catering.
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Supplies and services total

Interest charges for loans and banking

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This includes:

  • interest paid on overdrafts and other liabilities

It excludes:

  • interest received

Special facilities total

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This includes:

  • swimming pools and sports centres
  • boarding provision
  • rural studies and farm units
  • payments by your school to another school for the benefit of pupils at the other school
  • pupil inter-site travel, eg moving between sites
  • expenses relating to before and after school clubs
  • delegated home to school transport
  • indirect employee expenses and agency staff expenses relating to a special facility
  • purchase of trading items for re-sale, eg school uniforms, books, stationery
  • donations paid by the school to a charity
  • community education with a benefit to the pupils at the school

It excludes:

  • staff costs associated with managing and supporting the special facility for directly employed staff
  • staff teaching in the special facility
  • school trips
  • residential special schools
  • any community-focused expenditure
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School context data

School name Local authority School type Number of pupils
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The data below is from the latest year available. For maintained schools this is 2022 - 2023, academies from 2021 / 2022
Comparison schools
School Pupils Phase of education Ofsted rating Key stage 2 progress Progress 8
Beacon Academy
North Beeches Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2AS
1513 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 22 March 2017
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.97
Well above average
Progress 8 score
Thomas Telford School
Old Park, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4NW
1567 pupils 16 Plus phase 1 Outstanding ofsted rating
Inspected 22 January 2009
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.41
Above average
Progress 8 score
Alsager School
Hassall Road, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire, ST7 2HR
1583 pupils Secondary phase 1 Outstanding ofsted rating
Inspected 15 September 2021
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.22
Above average
Progress 8 score
The Blue School
Kennion Road, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2NR
1500 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 18 October 2017
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.13
Average
Progress 8 score
Bridgewater High School
Broomfields Road, Appleton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 3AE
1547 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 12 October 2022
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.09
Average
Progress 8 score
Highcliffe School
Parkside, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4QD
1535 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 01 November 2017
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.06
Average
Progress 8 score
Great Baddow High School
Duffield Road, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9RZ
1505 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 29 June 2022
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.01
Average
Progress 8 score
Belfairs Academy
Highlands Boulevard, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 3TG
1587 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 24 November 2016
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
-0.04
Average
Progress 8 score
Sandbach School
Crewe Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 3NS
1495 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 10 July 2018
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
-0.06
Average
Progress 8 score
Sheldon School
Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6HJ
1619 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 06 June 2017
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
-0.07
Average
Progress 8 score
The Appleton School
Croft Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 5RN
1598 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 13 February 2019
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
-0.15
Average
Progress 8 score
Shenfield High School index school
Alexander Lane, Shenfield, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8RY
1543 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 14 November 2018
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
-0.22
Below average
Progress 8 score
Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form
Notley Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1WY
1449 pupils Secondary phase 4 Inadequate ofsted rating
Inspected 26 February 2020
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
-0.38
Below average
Progress 8 score
Ponteland High School
The Crescent, Callerton Lane, Ponteland, Northumberland, NE20 9EG
1578 pupils Secondary phase Not rated ofsted rating
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
N/A
Progress 8 score
Ashby School
Nottingham Road, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1DT
1621 pupils Secondary phase Not rated ofsted rating
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
N/A
Progress 8 score
Comparison schools
School name Beacon Academy
Address North Beeches Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 2AS
Pupils 1513 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 22 March 2017
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.97 Well above average Progress 8 score
School name Thomas Telford School
Address Old Park, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4NW
Pupils 1567 pupils
Phase of education 16 Plus phase
Ofsted rating 1 Outstanding ofsted rating
Inspected 22 January 2009
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.41 Above average Progress 8 score
School name Alsager School
Address Hassall Road, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire, ST7 2HR
Pupils 1583 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 1 Outstanding ofsted rating
Inspected 15 September 2021
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.22 Above average Progress 8 score
School name The Blue School
Address Kennion Road, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2NR
Pupils 1500 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 18 October 2017
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.13 Average Progress 8 score
School name Bridgewater High School
Address Broomfields Road, Appleton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 3AE
Pupils 1547 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 12 October 2022
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.09 Average Progress 8 score
School name Highcliffe School
Address Parkside, Highcliffe, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4QD
Pupils 1535 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 01 November 2017
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.06 Average Progress 8 score
School name Great Baddow High School
Address Duffield Road, Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9RZ
Pupils 1505 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 29 June 2022
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.01 Average Progress 8 score
School name Belfairs Academy
Address Highlands Boulevard, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 3TG
Pupils 1587 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 24 November 2016
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
-0.04 Average Progress 8 score
School name Sandbach School
Address Crewe Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 3NS
Pupils 1495 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 10 July 2018
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
-0.06 Average Progress 8 score
School name Sheldon School
Address Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6HJ
Pupils 1619 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 06 June 2017
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
-0.07 Average Progress 8 score
School name The Appleton School
Address Croft Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 5RN
Pupils 1598 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 13 February 2019
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
-0.15 Average Progress 8 score
School name Shenfield High School index school
Address Alexander Lane, Shenfield, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8RY
Pupils 1543 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 14 November 2018
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
-0.22 Below average Progress 8 score
School name Notley High School and Braintree Sixth Form
Address Notley Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 1WY
Pupils 1449 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 4 Inadequate ofsted rating
Inspected 26 February 2020
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
-0.38 Below average Progress 8 score
School name Ponteland High School
Address The Crescent, Callerton Lane, Ponteland, Northumberland, NE20 9EG
Pupils 1578 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating Not rated ofsted rating
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
N/A Progress 8 score
School name Ashby School
Address Nottingham Road, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1DT
Pupils 1621 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating Not rated ofsted rating
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
N/A Progress 8 score
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