September 5, 2018 4.46 pm This story is over 39 months old

Mums on a mission to give Lincoln village school a boost

“The school has been given a mountain to climb”

A group of determined mums are going to climb a mountain to help turn around a Lincoln school.

Welbourn C of E Primary School was shaken by an Ofsted report which found that it ‘requires improvement.’

Since the report was published last year, they say the school’s funding has been cut dramatically as just seven new pupils signed up.

In a bid to help the school from failing, a group of mums on a mission have decided to climb Ben Nevis in a bid to raise £3,000.

Katie Gordon, leader of the campaign, said: “We thought the Ofsted report went too far. We agree the schools needs some improvement, but they completely missed how happy and nurtured the pupils are.

“We refuse to let the school – and our children’s futures – be defined by that report.

“The school has been set a mountain to climb, so that’s exactly what we’re going to start raising money for it.”

Tracy Boulter, headteacher at Welbourn C of E Primary School, said: “I’ve been overwhelmed by the support that parents have given since my appointment and feel privileged to be part of the Welbourn community.

“I am confident that this school can be turned around and could even strive for Outstanding in years to come.

“Ofsted recognised that ‘Our pupils enjoy coming to school and behave impeccably’ so we owe it to our children to give them the best experience.”

The mums will tackle Ben Nevis on Saturday, September 8 and have already raised £455 on their fundraising page.

They are determined to turn around the primary school.

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