Gartree Community School faces an exciting new future as an Academy.
That is the positive message to parents and pupils from headteacher Paul MacLeod who has confirmed he will stay on in the post when the school re-opens for the new term as the Barnes Wallis Academy.
The school will be part of the David Ross Education Trust and Academy status has ended any speculation about the future of secondary education in Coningsby and Tattershall.
Mr MacLeod, speaking at the recent GCSE results day, revealed there would be some exciting new ‘leaders’ and teachers joining the school.
He confirmed the intake of new pupils for Year 7 was the biggest for years.
Mr MacLeod also believes the school can follow the example set by two of the Trust’s other academie, which have celebrated a significant increase in GCSE results.
Mr MacLeod told the News: “The school is starting an exciting new future as the Barnes Wallis Academy.
“Through the prospect of us being part of the David Ross Education Trust, we have some exciting new leaders and teachers joining us.
“We have the biggest intake of Year 7 pupils for years and the enrichment opportunities we will be able to offer our students will be second to none.
“We are joining a network with a proven track record of delivering GCSE success.
“Havelock Academy, one of the Trust’s secondary academies in Grimsby, have nearly doubled their (GCSE) results in recent years.
“Charles Read Academy, which is an academy not dissimilar to ours, are celebrating a 12 percentage point rise in just 12 months since joining the Trust.
“This is an exciting time for us. I can’t wait for the start of the new academic year.”