Lincoln school congratulated for improvements in GCSE results

An academy near Lincoln has been praised by the government for being one of the most improved schools in the country for GCSE results over the last two years.

Sir William Robertson Academy in Welbourn has received a letter of congratulations from schools minister Nick Gibb for being one of the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools showing the greatest progress in its GCSE results.

The government was particularly impressed by improvements in the percentage of students gaining five or more GCSE A*-C grades, including Maths and English.

In 2013, just 45% of students achieved this target, but by 2015, this figure had risen to 55%, putting the academy above the national average.

Mark Guest, headteacher at the academy, said: “We were absolutely delighted to receive this letter today. It recognises the high quality of education that we provide at Sir William Robertson Academy and also what can be achieved through the combined efforts of pupils, teachers and parents.

“As we are seeking to develop as a Multi Academy Trust this is a wonderful platform on which to build further developments for this school and the local community.”