School is in top 200 in country

6th form students at Queen Elizabeth High School celebrate being in the top 200 schools nationwide for GCSE results. G110118-2
6th form students at Queen Elizabeth High School celebrate being in the top 200 schools nationwide for GCSE results. G110118-2

A GAINSBOROUGH secondary school has ranked amongst the UK’s top 200 schools for GCSE and A-level results.

Queen Elizabeth’s High School has been recognised as one of the most successful and top schools in the country in the recently published Government league tables.

The school was among several in the county who topped the GCSE attainment lists.

In Lincolnshire the average percentage of pupils gaining the expected five A* to C grades at GCSE, increased to 59.2 per cent from last year’s 56.1 per cent beating the national average of 54.8 per cent.

The school’s Contextual Value Added score, which compares how their students do with similarly able students in other high performing schools, showed that they were in the top 25 per cent of similar schools.

Headteacher Mr David Allsop said he was delighted that the school was part of Lincolnshire’s educational excellence, and that it acted as a justified reflection of the talent at QEHS.

“The achievements of our students are a source of huge pride for the school and we are pleased that our efforts and commitment are again recognised in published data,” he said.

“We will continue to strive to do the absolute best for our students and these fantastic results are the outcome of a real and genuine partnership between student, teacher and parent.”

Mr Allsop added: “I congratulate all those involved in achieving these GCSE and A level grades.”

Deputy Headteacher Mr PW Russell agreed and paid tribute to the excellent teaching staff at the school.

“We’re so pleased,” he said.

“The outcome really just reflects the hard work of both the students and the staff.”

“We have excellent staff here and they have done really well to support the students in doing this.”

Mr Russell added: “It certainly takes two and the students have worked so very hard and kept their standards high and they thoroughly deserve the outcome that they got.”

Jack Houghton, 17, achieved an impressive four A*’s, four A’s, three B’s and one C at GCSE and is now studying for his A levels at QEHS.

“Everyone was pretty happy when we got our results,” remembered Jack.

“We all seemed to do quite well and there weren’t too many disappointments.”

He added: “I’d say the teaching here is really good and it’s the teachers that get us to where we are really.”