Research and analysis

Families of schools 2011: Black Country secondary schools

This 4th edition for secondary schools in the Black Country aims to help schools see how others with similar intakes serve their pupils.



This is the 2011 edition of families of schools for the Black Country which is based on final 2010 data. The data presented allows users to compare the performance of their school against the performance of other Black Country schools with statistically similar pupil intakes. Headteachers can interrogate this data in different ways and use it as the basis for working collaboratively with other schools to narrow gaps and secure better outcomes for pupils.

The first 3 editions of ‘Families of schools for Black Country secondary schools’ were published in 2008, 2009 and 2010. As with previous years, this edition includes GCSE results with and without English and maths, a contextual value added measure and contextual families focusing on English as an additional language and mobility.

When developing the 2011 families an overall aim was to retain existing families where possible although some families have changed to accommodate new schools and to allow schools to move families if they had become outliers within their existing family.