King Edward VI Academy, Spilsby, is celebrating after receiving praise across the board following a recent inspection by Ofsted.
After two days of intensive scrutiny, inspectors commended progress that staff and academy sponsor, the David Ross Education Trust, are making on the development of students.
Inspectors graded the school their second highest rating, ‘good’ across the board,
The proportion attaining five GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and maths, places the academy in the top 40 per cent of all schools in the country.
Teaching was judged ‘consistently good’, with ‘some outstanding’ practice.
However, teachers need to show consistently high expectations and students achieve as well in other subjects as English and maths for the school to achieve outstanding status. Students are ‘very proud’ of being part of the academy and ‘aspirations have risen through contact with high profile, high achieving sports personalities, politicians and successful business people’.
Principal Margaret Reeve ‘leads by example’ and is ‘popular with students because she is approachable and listens to their views’. Ms Reeve said: “The fact that Ofsted noted that we have enhanced our pastoral care and support, whilst offering an incredibly strong academic environment with outstanding enrichment opportunities, fills me with immense pride.”