Lincoln Minster School received five awards at the Lincolnshire Education Awards on Monday evening.

The event celebrates outstanding pupils, teachers and teaching assistants working in schools across Lincolnshire.

Lincoln Minster pupils achieved success in four categories, including:

  • Secondary Young Performer Award, sponsored by Priory City of Lincoln Academy, was presented to Harry Marcus in Year 7.
  • Secondary Arts Award, sponsored by EBP, went to Oliver Jones in Year 13.
  • Primary Magna Carta Judges Award, sponsored by Siemens, was awarded to Grace Matthews in Year 6.
  • Secondary Magna Carta Judges Award, sponsored by Siemens, went to Will Crawford in Year 13.

The school was also recognised in the category of Primary Teaching Assistant of the Year, which was presented to Becky Skelton. A teaching assistant for over 18 years at Lincoln Minster School, Becky is well loved by all the children, parents and staff. Working full time as a teaching assistant, she also runs the breakfast and after school clubs, and manages the school’s holiday club. The judges’ commented: “Becky’s care and compassion shines through and inspires children to have the confidence to try new experiences. Her commitment and wholehearted passion for every element of her job makes her a very worthy award winner!”

Mark Wallace, headmaster of Lincoln Minster School, said: “It was a privilege to attend the awards ceremony and celebrate the success of both pupils and staff. We were particularly delighted to attain five awards, winning in every category that we entered. Our success can be attributed to the commitment of our staff providing the best education for all students and the pupils engaging with a wealth of co-curricular activities and experiences.”

The awards are sponsored by Lincolnshire County Council and Cllr Patricia Bradwell explains the significance of the celebration in the county: “They are a fitting way to recognise and reward the excellence of our children and young people in the county, not only celebrating the talent of those who stand out but helping to raise the aspirations of others.”