School rated as ‘good’ in report

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Skegness Grammar School has received a ‘good’ rating in its latest report from education standards watchdog Ofsted.

The school gained good marks across the board in the report, which was published earlier this month.

Inspectors noted that exam results have improved impressively since the school gained academy status in 2012.

Good teaching meant that more students were reaching their potential.

Achievement inEnglish and maths was judged stronger than most schools. Although in some subjects, such as science, more able students did not gain as many A* and A grades as expected.

The sixth form is rated ‘good’, with A level results improving strongly in 2013.

Overall, while teaching had improved, not enough was outstanding and some work, it was reported, was too easy for the most talented.

Skegness Grammar also needed to work more closely with parents, carers and students to keep them better informed of its plans, according to the report.

Students were praised for their behaviour and attitude and described as a ‘mature, confident and harmonious community.’

Since becoming an academy, run by the David Ross Education Trust, Skegness Grammar has ‘successfully tackled 
severe financial problems and over-staffing’. the repor stated.

A stronger governing body was judged to be in a better position to hold leaders to account.

The school was rated ‘good’ in all areas, achievement, teaching, behaviour and safety and leadership and management.