Monks Dyke celebrates an 85% improvement in GCSE results!

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“King Edward’s has been working closely with Monks Dyke throughout the academic year and it is a real personal and professional joy to see the school rising like a phoenix from the ashes of a difficult year.  We are absolutely committed to continuing our journey together to learn from each other; to share ideas, and to ultimately raise standards and expectations by helping place Monks Dyke back on its pedestal as the leading non-selective school in the local area.”

James Lascelles, Headmaster of King Edward VI Grammar School and CEO of King Edward Education Trust.

Staff and students in Louth have been celebrating the dramatic increase in the GCSE results at the Louth campus.  Head of School Steve Cumberworth paid tribute to the staff and pupils after what he described as “the most challenging year in the school’s history”.  Particularly impressive achievements included the school’s value added score which showed that vast majority of students at the Monk’s Dyke site achieved their target grades or higher.  Mathematics was also another area for success with over 65% of children getting a C grade or higher in their Mathematics.  Following on from our 95% pass rate at A level and with nearly three quarters of our A levels graded at C or above the overall picture for Monks Dyke moving forward is a really positive one. “Having worked closely with James Lascelles and the Leadership team at King Edward’s I feel confident that we have a strong and committed, collaborative partnership which can only be a benefit for the future of our school but also for Louth and local community.” Steve Cumberworth Head of School.

“After an exceptionally challenging year this is a really positive step in rebuilding Monks Dyke and placing it back on the map as one of the leading non-selective schools in Lincolnshire. It also proves what can be achieved when schools work together, and it is hard to underestimate the impact of the support provided by King Edward’s” Chair of Governors Rachel Tickhill.