Education

Exploring the world of work

Careers came under the spotlight during a two-day event at Spalding’s Tulip Academy. A variety of businesses were on hand to chat to students at both the Springview and Waterside campuses about the world of work at the school which caters for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.“I would like to thank the businesses who took part and spent ...

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Academy trust’s top marks

The trust behind Spalding Academy and Cowley Academy has been ranked the 12th best and first in the East Midlands. That’s according to the latest Progress Eight scores for Multi-Academy Trusts (MATS) which proscribed the scores to the South Lincolnshire Academy Trust.Progress Eight is a key performance indicator used by the Department for Education to calculate the progress students make ...

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Green fingers at Ayscoughfee

The children in Kindergarten and Reception at Ayscoughfee Hall School have started learning about ‘On the Move’ this term. Last week they enjoyed a visit from Graeme Matthews and Luke Hunns from G & J Peck, of Pinchbeck, who donated a ride-on tractor to the school and took along their new CASE Maxxum 150 CVX tractor to show the children.Youngsters ...

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School head is to step down

The head teacher of Spalding Grammar School is to step down. Steven Wilkinson will leave the position he has held since 2015 at the end of this academic year.In a letter to parents he said: “The recent Ofsted report was positive (and I’m glad that I can leave on a positive note); however it also gave the school some clear ...

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Details for the new academy

Detailed plans for a replacement school for the University Academy Long Sutton have been revealed. The scheme will see the existing building demolished and replaced by a three-storey main school.Work will begin this August and students will remain in the current building until the new building is completed.The new building will have a smaller footprint but better-utilisation of the space ...

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Pupils learn about Easter origins

Year Six at Spalding St Paul’s Primary School have been learning about Easter and the stories behind it. Pupils went to the Easter Cracked event at Spalding Baptist Church last week.There they learned about why Easter is the most important festival for Christians.A spokesman said: “Year Six thoroughly enjoyed the Easter Cracked event.“They explored many Easter traditions for Christians and ...

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Academy good across the board

Spalding Primary Academy has been rated good across the board following its first Ofsted inspection since gaining academy status. The school, in Woolram Wygate is now part of the Infinity Academies Trust.Following the inspection in February inspectors said: “Spalding Primary Academy is a friendly, nurturing and welcoming school.“Pupils are happy and kept safe.“The school has created an atmosphere where everyone ...

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Grammar still ‘good’ school

Plans for improvements at Spalding Grammar School are being implemented after the latest Ofsted report. The school has been rated Good, the same grading as the previous report.“There is much in the report that is positive and accurately reflects day-to-day life in the school,” said headmaster Steven Wilkinson in a letter to parents.“There is also some detail on where we ...

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Pupils get a taste of India

Children at St Paul’s Primary School in Spalding enjoyed a taste of India for a day. Key Stage Two pupils enjoyed everything from dancing to art as part of the event.The children experienced Indian art and created rangoli patterns using coloured chalk.They dressed in traditional Indian clothing and were participating in Indian folk and Bollywood- style dancingSome children also had ...

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College celebrates ‘Good’ report

A college which has a campus in Spalding has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Boston College was inspected by 10 officers in December with them rating it ‘good’ across the board, apart from in provision for learners with high needs which ‘requires improvement’.The inspectors were particularly impressed with the college in several key areas, including learners having access to a ...

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Plans for school rebuild revealed

Plans to completely rebuild University Academy Long Sutton have been unveiled. The trust behind the multi-million pound development says it hopes it will go before a planning committee in July and, if passed, work can start in September. Developers Bowmer and Kirkland are aiming to complete the scheme for the University of Lincoln Academy Trust in time for the 2026/27 ...

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Top marks for ambitious school

A South Holland school which has gone through a transformation has been awarded an overall rating of Good. Weston Hills Primary was rated as Requires Improvement at a previous inspection but this time two of the five key areas were awarded Outstanding.“Weston Hills is an ambitious and inclusive school. Pupils are happy and feel safe. The school has gone through ...

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Outstanding top marks for school

There have been celebrations at a Spalding school which has been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. Pupils thrive in a culture of high aspiration and challenge themselves to be the best they can, says the Spalding High School report published this week.“Pupils’ contributions to the life of the school make it the exceptional place is too learn,” says the report.The ...

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Ofsted praises primary school

Pupils at a South Holland school are enthusiastic and their learning and proud of Monkshouse Primary. The school continues to be rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted following a recent inspection.“Monkshouse Primary is a well-led school where pupils are enthusiastic in their learning. They are proud of their school and make every effort to do well. Pupils enjoy the challenge of their ...

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Primary school is rated totally good

The whole community involved in a Crowland primary school has been praised by Ofsted. South View Community Primary School has been awarded Good across the board by inspectors.“Pupils, staff, governors and parents and carers work as one to make this school such a lovely place to work and to learn,” says the report.“Pupils behave well. They are polite and cheerful. ...

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Ofsted’s praise for academy school

The University Academy Long Sutton is ‘welcoming and caring’, says its latest Ofsted report. But it was still rated as ‘requires improvement’ by inspectors who noted it has already ‘improved in many areas.’“Everyone is delighted to be judged as a welcoming and caring school and is pleased to announce significant improvements since academy conversion,” said principal Liam Davé.“Under new leadership ...

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More places at Gosberton

Further places for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities will be created with the expansion of Gosberton House Academy. There is a high demand for special school places, and more than 50 per cent of schools are already well over their capacity, says a report by developer Kier to Lincolnshire County Council.Less than 30 per cent of SEND pupils ...

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New town school is Outstanding

A new school in Spalding has been rated as Outstanding across the board after its first inspection. The Springwell Alternative Academy has pupils aged from four to 16 and is a school offering alternative provision.It opened in 2019 in the former South Holland Sixth Form centre, Matmore Gate.An Ofsted inspection was carried out in September and the glowing report published ...

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UALS pupils looks to the future

Pupils at University Academy Long Sutton (UALS) were given a glimpse into possible futures at a careers day. There were 716 pupils in attendance from Year 7 to 11.Pupils spent the day with 48 external providers, who discussed their career paths and opportunities with their companies including apprenticeships and future employment, companies included Morrisons, Bakkavor, HSBC, Coveris, Chandlers, and Ford ...

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Academy’s celebrations

Spalding Academy staff are celebrating after being named the top non-selective school in Lincolnshire. The Department of Education has released its Progress Eight scores as a benchmark to show how schools are doing from Key Stage Two to Key Stage Four.Spalding is the highest ranked public school and third overall only behind Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School and The King’s ...

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