Exam Results

Somercotes Academy is the top-performing non-selective school in the Louth area, according to the Government's newly-released GCSE Performance Tables.

Students at the Academy, which only became a member of Tollbar Family of Academies' Multi Academy Trust less than 12 months ago, achieved outstanding exam results this summer with 63% achieving English and Maths with grades A*-C.

This figure means that the Academy is ranked 9th across the whole of the county among non-selective comprehensive schools.

Under the newly-introduced Progress 8 figure, which measures progress as an average of the best eight subjects, Somercotes Academy ranks 13th compared to all secondary schools in Lincolnshire. Its Progress 8 score of +0.28 is above the national average and is the second highest in the Louth area, ahead of a number of grammar schools.

Caroline L Yates, Principal of Somercotes Academy said: "I am absolutely delighted that Somercotes Academy has performed so well in the performance tables. This serves as a testament not only to the hard work, grit and determination of the students and teachers last year, but as a signpost for the rapidly improving standard of education being delivered at the Academy."

David Hampson, Chief Executive of Tollbar Family of Academies' Multi Academy Trust, said: "It is hard to believe the stunning progress the Academy has made from the predecessor school being placed in special measures in February 2015 to these outstanding results after just one academic year of Tollbar Multi Academy Trust sponsorship.

Performance Tables

Progress 8 figures:

Alford Grammar +0.41

Somercotes Academy +0.28

King Edward VI Grammar school +0.27

John Spendluffe College +0.07

Skegness Grammar School +0.02

Cordeaux Academy -0.13

Monks' Dyke -0.58

Skegness Academy -0.76

English and Maths at A*-C:

Somercotes Academy 63%

Cordeaux Academy 41%

John Spendluffe 38%

Monks' Dyke 32%

Skegness Academy 22%

GCSE Performance for 2015-2016

Progress 8 score +0.2
Attainment 8 score 45.1
Percentage of pupils who have achieved grade C or above in English and Mathematics 62%
Percentage of pupils entering for the English Baccalaureate 12%
Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate 3%
Percentage of pupils staying in education or employment after KS4 (destinations) 98%

These results are published on the DofE Website and can be access from this link:


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Somercotes Academy Principal

Caroline L Yates
BA (Hons).

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson