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Grantham school is top of the class for Progress 8 score

Walton Academy in Grantham has been named as the best performing school in Lincolnshire for Progress 8.

Progress 8 is one of the most important indicators for measuring a school’s success, showing how much progress pupils make from their starting point at secondary school through to completion.

The latest tables, which were published by the Department for Education on Thursday, mean that Walton’s score of ‘well above average’ also places it within the top one per cent of schools in England.

Walton Academy. (20944606)
Walton Academy. (20944606)

Additionally, Progress 8 attainment scores are based on how well pupils have performed in up to eight qualifications including English, maths, computer science and history.

Walton’s Progress 8 score of 0.98 indicates the huge strides students at the academy have made in their studies.

Principal Will Teece said: “We are immensely proud of what our students have achieved, as these results open the door to the next chapter in their lives and allows our students to follow their ambitions.

“Our position in the performance tables reflects the hard work, dedication and commitment of both students and staff and our continued desire to improve.

“Each year we have improved our outcomes and this ambition remains for our students who have yet to sit their exams.

“We have a clear vision to ensure all students achieve their full potential and leave Walton as well rounded individuals, equipped to meet the ever-changing demands of the society they enter.”

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