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These are the 11 Lincolnshire secondary schools named among the worst in the country

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Eleven schools in Lincolnshire have failed to meet the government’s minimum standards according to the latest league tables.

Four schools in Boston, three in Lincoln, one in Grantham, one in Gainsborough, one in Grimsby and one in Skegness have failed to make the grade.

Analysis of government league tables by the Press Association has revealed that more than 260,000 students are being taught in 365 underperforming secondary schools across the UK – roughly one in 12.

The main system schools are measured is Progress 8.

Progress 8 looks at progress a pupil has made between the end of primary school and the end of Year 11. Their results across eight GCSEs are compared to other children with similar abilities and are given a score. 0 is average and the higher the score the better.

Schools are also compared by several other systems. Attainment 8 measures the average achievement across eight subjects. The national average is 44.6.

% Grade 5 in English and Maths measures the percentage of pupils who score highly (9-5) in both English and Maths. The national average is 39.6%.

% EBacc measures pupils who score highly (9-5) in English and Maths while also scoring highly (A*-C) in their other subjects. The national average is 19.7%.

The 365 schools were regarded as underperforming by the government if they had Progress 8 scores of less than -0.5.


The Lincolnshire schools listed

Haven High Academy (PE21 9HB) – Boston

  • Attainment 8: 31.8
  • Progress 8: -0.9 
  • % Grade 5 in English and Maths: 15% 
  • % EBacc: 0%

William Lovell Church of England School (PE22 8AA) – Boston

  • Attainment 8: 36.3
  • Progress 8: -0.6
  • % Grade 5 in English and Maths: 21%
  • % EBacc: 1%

The Giles Academy (PE22 9LD) – Boston

  • Attainment 8: 33.9
  • Progress 8: -0.6
  • % Grade 5 in English and Maths: 16%
  • % EBacc: 5%

Thomas Middlecott Academy (PE20 1JS) – Boston

  • Attainment 8: 28.6
  • Progress 8: -0.9
  • % Grade 5 in English and Maths: 13%
  • % EBacc: 1%

Lincoln Castle Academy (LN1 3SP) – Lincoln

  • Attainment 8: 35.3
  • Progress 8: -0.6
  • % Grade 5 in English and Maths: 15%
  • % EBacc: 4%

Lincoln UTC (LN2 1PF) – Lincoln

  • Attainment 8: 44.4
  • Progress 8: -0.6
  • % Grade 5 in English and Maths: 34%
  • % EBacc: 0%

Sir Robert Pattinson Academy (LN6 9AF) – Lincoln

  • Attainment 8: 44.0
  • Progress 8: -0.6
  • % Grade 5 in English and Maths: 38%
  • % EBacc: 19%

The West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s (NG31 7PX) – Grantham

  • Attainment 8: 29.6
  • Progress 8: -0.9
  • % Grade 5 in English and Maths: 11%
  • % EBacc: 2%

The Gainsborough Academy (DN21 1PB) – Gainsborough

  • Attainment 8: 32.5
  • Progress 8: -1.5
  • % Grade 5 in English and Maths: 18%
  • % EBacc: 0%

Ormiston Maritime Academy (DN34 5AH) – Grimsby

  • Attainment 8: 32.2
  • Progress 8: -0.9
  • % Grade 5 in English and Maths: 13%
  • % EBacc: 9%

Skegness Academy (PE25 2QH) – Skegness

  • Attainment 8: 34.1
  • Progress 8: -0.8
  • % Grade 5 in English and Maths: 11%
  • % EBacc: 3%