Lincs top of the class

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CLEVER clogs at Lincolnshire’s schools have put our county’s exam results above the national average.

Whatsmore, schools in the Market Rasen, Caistor and Brigg area are achieving marks even higher than that, and are above the county average.

The national school league tables for GCSE and A-Level results were published last Wednesday.

In Lincs 59.2 per cent of pupils gain 5+ A*-C grades, including maths and English, at GCSE.

This is above the English national average which sits at 54.8 per cent.

Coun Patricia Bradwell, executive member for children’s services, said: “These results from our secondary schools are outstanding. We are outperforming national averages in all categories consistently and the vast majority of other local authorities.

“This is the eighth consecutive year on year improvement we have had at GCSE, which is a remarkable performance.”

For a round-up of how the schools in our area did see the Market Rasen Mail - out every Wednesday!