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  • The Priory Academy LSST
    Cross O'Cliff Hill
    LN5 8PW
  • Head: Jane Hopkinson
  • T 01522 889977
  • F 01522 871300
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Lincolnshire
  • Pupils: 1,875; 53 boarders; sixth formers: 520
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Fees: Day free; Boarding £11,800 pa
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 18th November 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Pitches galore. You name it, they’ve got it. Sports choices rotated frequently so everyone can try everything. Gifted and talented spotted early on and nurtured, but not to the detriment of the less able. Children assessed every six weeks after each module and parents kept well informed. ‘My children go to school every morning knowing what it expected of them, which is excellent,’ said one parent. There is no denying the school is large. Each year group is…

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What the school says...

A state boarding school with 60 boarding places available for eligible students in post 16 education. A fee is charged for boarding.

What the parents say...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking Mathematics at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
  • Excellent performance by Boys taking English Language at an English Comprehensive School (Cambridge International Certificate Level 1/Level 2)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Mathematics at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

School associations

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2016 Jane Hopkinson (40s). Studied maths and chemistry at UEA in Norwich. Planned to be an accountant but work experience put her off. PGCE in maths found her returning to her roots to teach in girls’ grammar school in Grantham. Joined the academy in 2008, rising to deputy head here before headship at another school, returning here as head. Not very well known by parents yet but not expected to be in a school this size. ‘I deal with the head of year. The head oversees the school rather than the pupils,’ was one parent’s take on it. ‘She has a strong management team in place,’ from another. All happy with plenty of online communication from head. Still finding her feet but settling in quickly, particularly as already familiar with the school...

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