Skegness Grammar School
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
About Skegness Grammar School
Located in Skegness, Lincolnshire, The Skegness Grammar School is a co-educational grammar school. First opened in 1483 by the founder of Magdalen College Oxford, William de Waynflete, the school has operated on its current site since 1933. After spending some time as a grant-maintained school, it converted to academy status in 2012, and is currently under the sponsorship of the David Ross Education Trust, a multi-academy group responsible for the running of a number of schools across the country. The school is smaller than average, with around 550 students, a small number of whom are boarders living on a separate school-run site.
Values and Vision
As a grammar school, admission to Skegness is selective on the basis of academic achievement, with an entrance examination being required of students in order to gain admission. While the school sixth form is mostly made up of students from the lower school, around 25 places are available for students from other schools, with admission being made here on the basis of school reports and GCSE results.
“Good teaching helps students to achieve well in most subjects. Leaders’ rigorous checking on the quality of teaching shows that this is typically the case. This can be seen in the greatly improved achievement in the main school and sixth form in the 2013 results, and in current strong progress throughout the school.”