Caistor school knows its tables, as Grammar tops them yet again

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Fresh government school league tables have again confirmed Caistor Grammar as the best in Lincolnshire and among the best in Britain.

The Government Performance Tables at A-Level show the school as the best in Lincolnshire for the 12th year in a row, making it the 21st highest ranking state school in the country and the 30th best overall, beating all bar nine independents.

For A-Levels, its pupils received B-Grade averages, which might not sound as impressive, but is the best in Lincolnshire. In terms of ‘value added’ Caistor Grammar was third highest in Lincolnshire, which school head Roger Hale said is “very commendable” considering school students are already bright when they start the school.

Caistor Grammar also has the highest proportion of students gaining AAB grades.

“Our domination of Lincolnshire really is of the ‘country mile’ quality.”

“At GCSE, Caistor Grammar School has also had an exceptional year,” he said.

“We lead Lincolnshire with 99% achieving 5A*-C including English and Maths. We are also equal highest ranking school in Lincolnshire in terms of A*-C in English and maths with a score of 99%.”

“The government’s new chief measure of school performance is to be a value added score based on the best eight GCSEs, including English and maths. Our value added score was the second best of all schools in Lincolnshire of whatever type and one of the best in the country.”

Mr Hale said Caistor Grammar also was one of only two schools in Lincolnshire to receive an A grade from Government for GCSEs.

“Our score for the English Baccalaureate at GCSE was 85% and this is equal top in Lincolnshire,” he said, with the school 48th best for states schools and 52nd for all schools. In terms of students making progress, other recent data has shown Caistor Grammar in the top 10% in the country, with its English department fourth equal and its maths department also fourth equal. For value added, its science department is best in Lincolnshire and humanities third best. “These are impressive statistics,” Mr Hale added.