2016 has been another record-breaking year for students at Baysgarth School who smashed last year's results which were themselves the best in the history of the school.
In two years the school has improved from 42% 5A*-C including English and Maths to 60%, making it one of the highest attaining schools in the county.
More than 20 students achieved the highest A* grade in a variety of different subjects and the English results were particularly impressive, with four out of every five students achieving at least a C and over a quarter achieving A or A* grades.
'I am incredibly proud of our students and our staff. The students we have here are just fantastic and we are now seeing them fulfil their potential. Two years ago this school was languishing near the bottom of the league tables and now we are one of the top performing schools. We have gone from being in the bottom 20% nationally to the top 10% in terms of the value we add to our students and the progress they make whilst they are under our care. This is a testament to the skills, passion and dedication of our teaching staff and the way we support our students.'
Richard Briggs, Headteacher
'These results speak for themselves. I want to place on record my thanks to staff, parents and particularly our students for their hard work. Three cheers for Baysgarth.'
Peter Swann, Chair of Governors
Serving the communities of Barton-upon-Humber and the surrounding villages of North Lincolnshire for over 35 years, Baysgarth School has a proud history. A specialist technology college since 2006, it continues to encourage the best from every one of its students.
September 2015 marked the fortieth anniversary of the introduction of comprehensive education in Barton, when Baysgarth School was founded in 1975. It may interest readers to recount events leading up to this.
In the early decades of the century only elementary education was provided in Barton; any child passing the "scholarship" had to travel to Brigg or elsewhere - the boys to the Grammar School, the girls to the High School for Girls.
With the increase in population the former Lindsey County Council (part of Lincolnshire) opened Barton Grammar School for boys and girls in 1930. Pupils who did not pass the scholarship (or 11+) remained in the all-age schools until the age of 14 or 15.