Skegness Grammar School named top performing grammar school in Lincolnshire for A Levels
Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, has been rated top performing grammar school in Lincolnshire, based on their A level results. These results also put the academy as sixth overall for 16-18 providers in Lincolnshire.
Skegness Grammar School is a selective, co-educational day and boarding grammar school in Lincolnshire, providing its students with excellent academic tutoring and prestigious enrichment opportunities.
In its recent published results by the Department of Education, the academy has upped their average grade from C+ in 2017/18 to B- which is on par with other grammar schools in the county and scoring better than others.
More importantly, the ‘Value Added’ progress measure, for Skegness Grammar School, sits at 0.11 for A Level performance and 0.14 for all Level 3 qualifications. This figure outlines how students perform in comparison to other students of similar prior attainment at Key Stage 4. It is this measure that puts Skegness Grammar School as the top performing grammar school for A Level performance in Lincolnshire.
This has been achieved by a range of different reasons:
- Positive and supportive relationships with all students- something that the school prides themselves on
- Increased curriculum time - Skegness Grammar School offers five hours per week for each Level 3 qualification
- Dedicated careers education, information and guidance to allow all students to achieve their aspirations and also to raise them
Tom Wardell, Assistant Principal & Head of Sixth Form, said:
“Since taking on leadership of the Sixth Form in 2017, we have made significant improvements and I am incredibly proud to work with articulate, intelligent and aspirational young people each day. The outcomes from last year are testament to the dedication that our students showed throughout their time with us and the investment of all of our Sixth Form teachers. Our students went on to some of the best universities in the country last year or stayed more locally and went straight into fantastic employment opportunities. We look forward to hearing more from the class of 2018/19 in the future as they update us with how their lives pan out.”