Lincoln boarding school praised by parents in national survey

A state boarding school in Lincoln has received high praise from parents, according to a national survey.

Parents of pupils at The Priory Academy gave the school top marks for offering academic quality, the chance for children to fulfil their potential, and good value.

The survey by Research Stories for the State Boarding Schools’ Association (SBSA), was completed by 1,530 parents of boarders in 29 of the UK’s 35 state boarding schools.

Parents added their children had been happy boarding and would recommend the school and boarding to others.

Ian Jones, headmaster at The Priory Academy, said: “These results are a great vote of confidence in the quality boarding we offer at our school.

“We know our boarders are very happy to be here and their parents are pleased with not just with the quality of our results but the huge range of activities we offer.”

Nationally, the survey indicated that 93% of parents said their children were happy boarding, and 95% of parents said they would recommend their boarding school.

Parents also thought state boarding schools will help children go to a good university or find a good job.

Robin Fletcher, National Director of the Boarding Schools’ Association, added: “This survey shows parents increasingly see boarding as the right decision for their children.

“Children at boarding schools in the UK can get the best of all worlds – great academic quality, the chance to do so many other things and the opportunity to build lasting friendships.”