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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 1388 1375 - 1538
School phase Secondary Secondary
Urban / rural location Urban and city Urban and city
Percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals 10.6% 8.6% - 12.6%
Pupils with special educational needs who have statements or education and health care plans 2.4% 0.4% - 4.4%
Pupils with English as an additional language 7.1% 5.1% - 9.1%
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
Hayesfield Girls School
Upper Oldfield Park, Bath, Somerset, BA2 3LA
1446 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 09 March 2017
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.55
Well above average
Progress 8 score
Churchdown School
Winston Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL3 2RB
1462 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 25 November 2021
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.42
Above average
Progress 8 score
Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College
Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 3NT
1476 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 13 October 2022
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.41
Above average
Progress 8 score
St Mary's Catholic High School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy index school
Newbold Road, Upper Newbold, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 8AG
1388 pupils Secondary phase 1 Outstanding ofsted rating
Inspected 03 October 2012
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.31
Above average
Progress 8 score
The Boswells School
Burnham Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 6LY
1504 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 22 February 2017
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.26
Above average
Progress 8 score
Seaford Head School
Arundel Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4LX
1387 pupils Secondary phase 1 Outstanding ofsted rating
Inspected 14 September 2017
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.22
Above average
Progress 8 score
Monk's Walk School
Knightsfield, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 7NL
1375 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 06 February 2018
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.09
Average
Progress 8 score
Ralph Allen School
Claverton Down Road, Combe Down, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7AD
1389 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 13 March 2018
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
0.04
Average
Progress 8 score
Great Marlow School
Bobmore Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1JE
1442 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 16 May 2017
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
-0.02
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
Birchwood High School
Parsonage Lane, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 5BD
1407 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 28 June 2019
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
-0.07
Average
Progress 8 score
Ely College
Downham Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 2SH
1423 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 12 June 2019
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
-0.10
Average
Progress 8 score
The Castle School
Park Road, Thornbury, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS35 1HT
1538 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 25 November 2021
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
-0.10
Average
Progress 8 score
The Howard School
Derwent Way, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0BX
1486 pupils Secondary phase 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 24 November 2021
N/A
Key stage 2 progress score
-0.14
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
Comparison schools
School name Hayesfield Girls School
Address Upper Oldfield Park, Bath, Somerset, BA2 3LA
Pupils 1446 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 09 March 2017
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.55 Well above average Progress 8 score
School name Churchdown School
Address Winston Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL3 2RB
Pupils 1462 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 25 November 2021
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.42 Above average Progress 8 score
School name Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College
Address Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 3NT
Pupils 1476 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 13 October 2022
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.41 Above average Progress 8 score
School name St Mary's Catholic High School, A Catholic Voluntary Academy index school
Address Newbold Road, Upper Newbold, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 8AG
Pupils 1388 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 1 Outstanding ofsted rating
Inspected 03 October 2012
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.31 Above average Progress 8 score
School name The Boswells School
Address Burnham Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 6LY
Pupils 1504 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 22 February 2017
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.26 Above average Progress 8 score
School name Seaford Head School
Address Arundel Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4LX
Pupils 1387 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 1 Outstanding ofsted rating
Inspected 14 September 2017
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.22 Above average Progress 8 score
School name Monk's Walk School
Address Knightsfield, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 7NL
Pupils 1375 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 06 February 2018
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.09 Average Progress 8 score
School name Ralph Allen School
Address Claverton Down Road, Combe Down, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7AD
Pupils 1389 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 13 March 2018
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
0.04 Average Progress 8 score
School name Great Marlow School
Address Bobmore Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1JE
Pupils 1442 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 16 May 2017
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
-0.02 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 Birchwood High School
Address Parsonage Lane, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 5BD
Pupils 1407 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 28 June 2019
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
-0.07 Average Progress 8 score
School name Ely College
Address Downham Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 2SH
Pupils 1423 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 12 June 2019
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
-0.10 Average Progress 8 score
School name The Castle School
Address Park Road, Thornbury, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS35 1HT
Pupils 1538 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 25 November 2021
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
-0.10 Average Progress 8 score
School name The Howard School
Address Derwent Way, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0BX
Pupils 1486 pupils
Phase of education Secondary phase
Ofsted rating 2 Good ofsted rating
Inspected 24 November 2021
Key stage 2 progress
N/A Key stage 2 progress score
Progress 8
-0.14 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
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