League tables published on Thursday offered a ray of hope for Spalding’s Sir John Gleed School as its South Holland Post 16 Centre had the second best vocational result in Lincolnshire.
The school has been in special measures since the middle of last year following an Ofsted inspection.
The Post 16 Centre shone by notching up an average points score per vocational entry of 239.4 – beaten only in Lincolnshire by Branston Community Academy on 247.3 – and came top in South Holland.
Gleed headteacher Will Scott said: “This is fantastic news and recognition of the hard work and dedication of both staff and students.
“It sets our students up with many opportunities for higher education and the openings to be extremely successful.
“I wish each of them my congratulations and best wishes for their bright futures.”
Some 60 per cent of the Post 16 Centre students achieved three distinction grades or better, equal to three A grades at A-level, and every student passed their course.
Deputy headteacher Sarah Scott, who has responsibility for the Post 16 Centre, said: “We are delighted with this overall ranking and it is testimony to the hard work of the students and the commitment of the teachers. All students who applied for university places were accepted, and we are pleased to see their hard work has been recognised in the league tables.”
Lincolnshire schools’ five A*-C GCSE pass rate beat the national average by 1.2 per cent – Spalding High School was in the county’s top eight with 97 per cent while Gleed scored 41 per cent.