National league tables published last week show Lincolnshire’s secondary schools continue to outstrip national averages for GCSEs.
And leading the way in this area with another record-breaking year is Caistor Grammar School.
The school was one of three in the county to see 100 per cent of its students gaining the ‘gold standard’ measure of 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths at GCSE, but it was the only one to achieve this for the fifth year running.
“We are absolutely delighted by this further confirmation of our excellence as an institution,” said headmaster Roger Hale.
“Students, teachers and parents all combine to get the best results possible.
“Well done to everyone involved.”
And also celebrating was Caistor Yarborough Academy, whose gold standard results had increased to 57 percent, a rise of almost 10 percent on the previous year.
This gave the school 90 per cent 5+ A*-C grades overall and 100 percent 5+ A*-G including English, Maths and Science - record results in its 75th anniversary year.
“We are delighted with these results,” said headteacher Jeremy Newnham.
“The ‘Gold Standard’ measure of 5+ A*-C including English and Maths measure has increased by 9 percent from last year. This is down to the hard work of our students and staff.
“It is fabulous to be celebrating the best results in the school’s history, the year in which we also celebrate our 75th birthday.
“I am very proud of the fact that all students leave this school well equipped for the challenges to follow and we wish them all good luck in the future – we know that they will continue to be successful.”
For Market Rasen’s De Aston School, however, the tables show a drop of 14 per cent on the previous year at the gold standard measure.
De Aston’s headteacher Ellenor Beighton said: “As a comprehensive school, De Aston serves young people of all abilities.
“Therefore there will be fluctuations from year to year.
“The key issue is the progress which the young people make from their starting point with us.
“On this, our value added best 8 measure is significantly positive this year, as it has been for the past five years.
“One of the hallmarks of our success is consistency with all of the English Baccalaureate subjects, with the percentage of young people gaining the English Baccalaureate being up by 11 per cent from 2012.”