Boston High School is in the top 50 in a league table of UK schools – coming just nine places behind the prestigious Eton College.
The Spilsby Road academy ranked 50th in the comparison of thousands of schools published by the Department of Education, after managing a record 100 per cent A* - C pass rate at GCSE and a high score for students’ improvement throughout school.
Locally, it topped the list of schools in the Boston area, and was one of only two schools in Lincolnshire to manage a perfect pass rate.
Principal Dr Jason Howard said: “These results reflect the hard work of the students themselves and the support their parents give them. They also reflect the care my colleagues take with each individual. Our culture – of teachers sharing their best teaching and learning strategies with each other – helps us to ensure that we keep making the best better.”
William Lovell Academy, in Stickney, also had cause to celebrate, as it boosted its A*-C GCSE pass rate from 42 per cent in 2011, to 67 per cent last year. The change made it the best-performing non-selective school in Boston.
Andrew Fulbrook, academy headteacher, said: “I am delighted. It is an outstanding achievement to be recognised as the highest performing school of our type, not only in Boston, but the whole of the east coast area.”
William Lovell, along with Boston Grammar School, also beat the average pass rate in Lincolnshire, which was 62.1 per cent – 3.3 per cent above the national average. Lincolnshire County Council said the results were ‘pleasing’.