Skegness Grammar posts “remarkable” GCSE results

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Skegness Grammar School’s students and staff were celebrating today after a “remarkable turnaround” in its fortunes which saw virtually all students secure five or more A*-C grades, including English and Maths, in their GCSE exams.

A total of 94.6 per cent of students achieved five or more GCSEs at A* to C, including maths and English - a 14 per cent increase on last year.

The results come on the back of the school’s best A-level results in four years, which saw 60 per cent of passes at grade A or A*.

Associate Principal at Skegness Grammar School, Simon Sprague, was “absolutely delighted” by the results.

“I’m so pleased for the students, the staff and also the parents who have been most supportive,” he said.

“All their hard work and endeavours have been rewarded with a fantastic set of results.

“These have been gained against a backdrop of the downward turn nationally as standards tighten and other changes are put in place.”

The school became an academy within the David Ross Education Trust last September.

Mr Sprague said: “There has been significant change at the school, particularly since January, and now everybody can see the positive outcome.

“All members of the school community have reacted positively to those changes.

“As well as the GCSEs, we’ve also had last week’s outstanding A-level results.

“But we are not complacent and this is the start of our improvement journey. Looking forward, the school has a very bright future.”

Wendy Marshall, Chief Executive of the David Ross Education Trust, said: “There can be no denying that Skegness Grammar has had a challenging 18 months.

“These results are a clear indication, however, that SGS is once again delivering upon the high standards we both set ourselves and that our community expects.

“I look forward to seeing the school continue to go from strength to strength.”