School ranked in top 10

Stock images.'Kesteven and Sleaford High School sign.

Stock images.'Kesteven and Sleaford High School sign.

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A Sleaford school has been named in the top 10 state secondary schools in the East Midlands for performance at A-level and GCSE.

Kesteven and Sleaford High School Academy (KSHSSA), in Jermyn Street, was ranked seventh in the region in The Sunday Times’ annual Parent Power countdown.

The standings are based on the percentage of entries gaining A* to B grades at A-level this summer, which is given double weighting, and the percentage of entries returning A* and A grades at GCSE.

KSHSSA’s figures were 62.5 per cent and 50.3 per cent respectively.

Head teacher at KSHSSA Craig Brooker said: “We are very pleased that KSHSSA has been placed in the top 10 schools in the East Midlands by The Sunday Times. The excellent results we achieved last year were the culmination of a great deal of hard work by our students, ably supported by a committed and caring staff.”

KSHSSA was ranked 168th overall, down from 2013’s position of 148.

The top 10: 1. Caistor Grammar School, 2. Spalding High School, 3. Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School, 4. Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, in Alford, 5. The King’s School, in Grantham, 6. Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, in Horncastle, 7. KSHSSA, 8. Queen Elizabeth’s High School, Gainsborough, 9. St Mary’s RC High School, Chesterfield, and The Becket School, Nottingham.