Lincoln village school in top 1% in England for maths

A Lincoln village school has been recognised within the top 1% of primary schools in England for achievements in mathematics.

Witham St. Hughs Academy received a letter from Nick Gibb MP, minister for state for school standards, praising how the 2017 assessments showed that “100% of the pupils reach or exceed the expected standard in mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2”.

The school also recently joined the L.E.A.D Academy Trust, with Ofsted’s Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw calling it a ‘high performer’.

It is listed among the seven strongest performing multi-academy trusts in the HMCI October commentary report.

A pupil from Witham St. Hughs Academy showcasing his maths skills.

Headteacher Amanda Griffiths said: “We are delighted by these wonderful results and we couldn’t be more proud of our pupils, staff and supportive parents at Witham St Hughs Academy.

“The results are attributed to our bespoke mathematics curriculum alongside the high quality teaching that takes place daily.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our past pupils for their excellent attitude to learning.”

A spokesperson for L.E.A.D. added: “We are delighted for the staff, pupils, parents and community of Witham St. Hughs Academy. This is an outstanding achievement and rightly places the school amongst the best in the country within a crucial and challenging subject.”