Top 30 place for Spalding Grammar School where leaders are 'striving to improve'
Spalding Grammar School leaders have stated their aim to keep standards high after government figures put it within the top 30 secondary schools in Lincolnshire.
The latest measure of students' progress from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school, from the Department for Education (DfE), showed Spalding Grammar School to be 27th in the county.
Headmaster Steven Wilkinson said: "We are proud of the fact that boys in Key Stage 4 achieve significantly better results at Spalding Grammar School than the national average for boys of a similar academic ability, outperforming them by approximately a fifth of a grade in every subject.
"We had almost 78 per cent of students attaining Grade 5 or above in English and maths, close to double the local authority and national averages.
"Likewise, the Attainment 8 score, based on performances in up to eight qualifications which includes English, maths and three English Baccalaureate subjects, is well above both averages."
The DfE's Progress 8 score, used to measure a child's development from the end of Year 6 to the end of Year 11, is based on their performance in eight subjects.
Spalding High School (11th) was South Holland's highest-placed school, followed by Spalding Academy (13th), University Academy Holbeach (17th), University Academy Long Sutton (36th) and Donington's Thomas Cowley High School (49th).
Mr Wilkinson said: "We are always striving to improve as a school and this year we were pleased with our best-ever A- Level results, with two in every three grades being A*-B."
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