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10 Schools Doing a Great Job in Lincolnshire

The latest league table shows that Lincolnshire has many schools to be proud of. A huge number of establishments have achieved exemplary academic achievements and there are lots of exciting extra-curricular activities happening too. Here is a run-down of the top 10 based on overall performance at the end of key stage 2.

1. Bardney Church of England and Methodist Primary School

Located in Bardney, near Lincoln, Bardney Church of England and Methodist Primary School tops the charts of great schools in Lincolnshire. Led by Mr Garth Hicks, Bardney is a voluntary controlled school that achieved a good Ofsted report in early 2018 and was given an outstanding rating by the recent Church School Inspection. The school achieved well above average in both reading and maths, boasting scores of 4.9 and 7.7 respectively. Bardney has not only performed well in Lincolnshire but has achieved some of the most outstanding academic results in the country.

2. Denton C of E School

Denton C of E School is a voluntary controlled school based in Grantham. Denton achieved an outstanding OFSTED report at the last inspection in 2013. The headteacher, Mrs Sheridan Edwards has led the school towards excellence, achieving pleasing results in reading, writing and maths. Denton is a friendly school who focus on sport, art and music opportunities as well as academic excellence. They have close links to the church and their local community. The school was federated with Harlaxton School in 2012 and they have since been given recognition of the opportunities and support they offer to their pupils via the National Support School status award.

3. Reepham Church of England Primary School

Reepham Church of England Primary School is a voluntary controlled school based in Lincoln. Held in high esteem, Reepham achieved an outstanding OFSTED report at the last visit in 2008 and more recently in 2017 received an outstanding rating from the SIAMS inspection of church schools. Pupils are achieving expected targets in reading, writing and maths and staff and pupils at Reepham Church of England primary see themselves as a family. They have a charming ethos of responsibility, forgiveness, love, respect, friendship and cooperation and hold the core Christian values in high esteem.

4. Bourne Elsea Park Church of England Primary Academy

As the name suggests, Bourne Elsea Academy is based in Bourne and belongs to the Abbey Academies Trust. They received a good OFSTED report in 2017 and have achieved impressive results in reading, writing and maths. In reading the school scored 3.1, they also scored 3.1 in writing and 2.6 in maths. Creating their results to be well above average. The school make a pledge to care for and value every child who attends and seek to give every child the opportunity to work towards their personal best. The school has close links to the Abbey Church and local charity groups.

5. Clough and Risegate Community Primary School

Based in Spalding, Clough and Risegate is a small, rural community school that received a good OFSTED report in early 2018. Led by Mrs Bev Rooney, the school achieved expected standards in reading, writing and maths. Clough Risegate is a happy community which seeks to make every member of the school feel respected and valued. They encourage inquiring minds by offering an imaginative curriculum incorporating the moral, social, spiritual and cultural education of their children. Their motto is ‘together everyone achieves more’.

6. Binbrook C of E Primary School

Binbrook school in Market Rasen has been reported as good by Ofsted following a visit in 2017. The school is meeting and exceeding targets for reading, writing and maths and has an impressive 29% of students achieving at a higher standard. Binbrook is a Church of England school guided by Christian values and principles. The school helps children to develop skills of positivity, responsibility and confidence as well as encouraging their desire to care for others. Miss Anna Hall, the headteacher is proud of the successful, independent learners that the school nurtures.

7. Allington with Sedgebrook Church of England Primary School

Allington school of Grantham is a voluntary controlled school, led by Mrs Leanne Barr. The children at Allington school are achieving well above average scores in writing and meeting expectations in maths and reading. A large proportion of students are achieving at a higher standard. At their last visit, Ofsted rated the school as outstanding. As a Church of England school, Christian values are at the heart of the ethos. Children are taught to respect are follow these values. The school aims to provide a stimulating environment in which children can aim high and achieve good levels of academic success.

8. Branston Junior Academy

Branston Junior Academy has been rated well by Ofsted in 2017 and meets all expectations for reading, writing and maths. Over a quarter of pupils are attaining higher standards in all three subjects. Mrs Rachel Shaw is the headteacher and the school has academy status. It is located in the village of Branston just 4 miles from Lincoln. Children start this community school age 7 and spend their junior years enjoying the large playground and creative learning resources. Branston Junior Academy supports not only academic learning but also nurtures emotional learning and citizenship learning to prepare the children as citizens of the world.

9. Hogsthorpe Primary Academy

Hogsthorpe Primary Academy is located in Skegness and is part of the David Ross Education Trust. The school achieved a good Ofsted report following the last visit in 2017. Hogsthorpe demonstrate excellent academic results, with scores well above average in reading, writing and maths; 11.3, 11.2 and 8.2 respectively and a quarter of pupils achieving at a higher standard. Karin Nicholls, the headteacher aims to make the school a welcoming and exciting environment for learning. The school strives for excellence whilst also offering a friendly, caring and warm reception for both pupils and parents alike. The school celebrates achievements large and small and encourages children to push themselves to achieve even greater things.

10. The Uffington Church of England Primary School

Uffington C of E School achieved an outstanding rating from Ofsted following their visit in 2008. A good proportion of children are achieving at a higher level and the school are meeting targets for reading and maths. As well as maintaining high standards in curriculum subjects, Uffington school offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The school has close links with the church and local charities as you would expect and also has an excellent reputation for sport. The school aims to instil confidence, good manners and high standards in its pupils.

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