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Grantham school delighted to be leading progress

Grantham schools have come out on top of a league table in Lincolnshire for the progress of their pupils.

Walton Academy came out on top in Lincolnshire in the table which shows overall performance of schools at the end of Key Stage 4 in 2019. The table shows that Walton made the most progress out of any secondary school in the county closely followed by Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School in second place.

In the Progress 8 scores Walton achieved a score of 0.98 which is well above average. KGGS scored 0.91.

Walton Academy. (28823757)
Walton Academy. (28823757)

The score is based on results in up to eight qualifications, which include English, maths, sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages.

Walton Academy headteacher Mr 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 allow 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.

“We invest significant time in character education which isn’t reflected in these tables but is of equal importance to our community. We want our students to be strong of mind, heart and will.”

The table shows that 44 per cent of pupils at Walton gained a grade 5 or above in English and Maths at GCSE. The figure for KGGS was 91 per cent.

The King’s School is seventh in the table for progress. The table shows that 84 per cent of pupils gained a grade 5 or above in English and Maths at

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