Louth Grammar School’s Ofsted praise

King Edward VI Grammar School Headmaster James Lascelles celebrates the success of the Ofsted report with pupils.
King Edward VI Grammar School Headmaster James Lascelles celebrates the success of the Ofsted report with pupils.

STAFF and pupils at Louth’s King Edward VI Grammar School are toasting a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors.

The school, home to over 800 GCSE and A-Level students, received ‘outstanding overall’ and ‘outstanding’ ratings in 29 out of 31 categories, making them one of only four schools in Lincolnshire to claim such an outcome.

A team of five inspectors visited the school over a two day period in September in order to produce the report.

The report said: “Teaching is outstanding; it is nearly always at least good and is often exceptional. In the best lessons, a brisk pace generates excellent progress.

“The care and guidance that students receive is outstanding. The great majority say that they enjoy school, feel safe and that teachers care about them. As a result, students flourish and become mature and purposeful learners.”

As well as the school and staff overall, pupils were also in line for commendation. “Behaviour is exemplary with students readily taking responsibility for their own behaviour without the need for supervision from adults,” the Ofsted report added.

Headteacher James Lascelles was delighted with the school’s progress. He said: “The atmosphere of collaboration that we have built here is our core strength and it is truly amazing what can be achieved by working together.”

The Ofsted report tops off a highly successful year for the school under James Lascelles’ stewardship. The Sutton Trust’s national research ranked them third out of 83 schools in the county for the percentage of pupils achieving university places. King Edward also sit second in Lincolnshire for GCSE results and in the top ten for percentage of A-Level A* to B grades.

“I believe that our success this summer in all of these areas is down to that simple vision of supporting others in our community, be they pupils, teachers, support staff, parents or whole families,” added Mr Lascelles.

A Governor statement concluded: “It was a real delight to see that in this crucial area Ofsted once again validated our ethos and confirmed that ‘the school’s vision to ‘encourage excellence and nurture talent’ has become a reality’.”

Visit www.kevigs.org to see the full report online.