Our high performing schools help make Lincolnshire top of the class


High performing primary schools across the borough have helped make Lincolnshire top of the class for the region.

The number of children achieving the benchmark level for the end of primary education was spelled out for each school in figures released by the Department for Education last week.

The data showed Quadring and Sibsey primary schools enjoyed particularly strong performance, with 93 and 92 per cent of pupils respectively getting a level four or above in reading, writing and maths.

Wyberton Primary School saw 90 per cent of pupils achieve that target, while 89 per cent reached the level at Sutterton Fourfields and Swineshead St Mary’s primary schools.

The news came as an annual Ofsted report put Lincolnshire above its eight regional neighbours for primary performance, with 81 per cent of the county’s schools for young pupils rated good or outstanding, up from 66 per cent last year.

Coun Patricia Bradwell, executive councillor for children’s services, said: “Whilst we are pleased with the outcomes shown here and the improvements that have been made, we are ambitious and want all our schools to be good or outstanding. This is a key priority for everyone working in education across the county. We know how hard our children, young people, staff and governors work, and the support that is given by parents and carers. We want to make sure that all our children and young people have the best possible experiences in school generally and in every lesson, in every school, in every area of the county.”