Skegness Grammar School pupils break records

Skegness Grammar School
Skegness Grammar School

Record-breaking A-level results were achieved by students at Skegness Grammar School.

A total of 60 per cent achieved A* to B grades in at least three A-levels, matching last year’s best-ever results.

The numbers of students achieving an A* was 11 per cent, up from 7.7% last summer.

The overall pass rate was 99.4 per cent, a ‘terrific achievement’, according to headmaster Simon Sprague.

He said: “For the school to match and better the outstanding results of last year is a truly commendable effort.”.

“The students are to be congratulated on their hard work and commitment, the results of which will enable many of them to continue their education at the UK’s top universities.”

Mr Sprague thanked teachers and all staff whose efforts and commitment had helped students in achieving their goals.

He added: “I am delighted to see these results have yielded significant rewards and continue to strengthen our ambitions as being the coastal school of choice for young people in Lincolnshire.

“I would like to wish the students all the very best as they begin to plan for the next exciting stage in their lives.”

Assistant Headteacher responsible for the Sixth Form, Jay Sturman, said the results were a testimony to the students’ efforts over the last two years.

He added: “We have seen another increase in successful applications to the UK’s elite universities and are delighted that our students continue to aim high and achieve their goals,” he said.

“The percentage of A*/A grades continues to be considerably above the national average and remains amongst the highest in Lincolnshire Grammar schools.

Chair of governors Jamie Gordon congratulated everybody involved.

“The students and staff deserve a huge amount of credit,” he said.

“I’m delighted for the school and the community because the results continue the forward momentum at the grammar school.

“Parents have growing confidence in the school’s ability to deliver consistently outstanding results.”

Every student deserved credit for their efforts but there were a number of superb individual performances.

Tom Nuttall achieved four A* grades and has secured his place to read architecture at Cambridge University.

Gemma Pimlott, Polly Jacobs, Luke Haywood, Connie Foster and Eric Tam gained at least three A* and A grades.

Tom said: “I’m over the moon, thank you to all my teachers. I’m looking forward to university in September.”

Polly described her results as ‘unbelievable’.

She added: “I could not be happier. I’ve had so much support from my teachers I can’t wait for university!”

And Connie said: “I’m really happy with the results. Thank you for the support from the teachers.”

The AS results were very promising and showed significant progress from 2013.

The A-B pass rate increased to 40pc (up 6pc) indicating a strong potential for next year’s A2 studies.

The following students achieved excellent AS results: Connor Jackson (AAABC), Luke Jones (AABBB), Anna Barnreuther (AABB), Ellis Lawson (AAA), Zoe Morley (AABB), Jordan O’Connor (AAAB), Jack Oldbury (AAAA), Skye Reynolds (AABB).