A school has been singled out for praise from a government minister.
The accolade from schools’ minister David Laws tops off a great year for staff and students at Saint Aidans CE Technology College.
They have laready celebrated record GCSE results and glowing OFSTED report.
The letter from Mr Laws confirmed Saint Aidan’s place as one of the most improved schools in England over the last three years.
Mr Laws said in the letter: “The results are a shining testament to the hard work and success of your staff, governors and pupils.
“I would like to offer my thanks to you and all at your school for your pursuit of the highest standards of educational achievement.”
Head Andy Smith said: “It’s great to get national recognition for all the hard work our students and staff have put in over the last couple of years to achieve this fantastic improvement in GCSE results.
“Even more importantly, I am really proud of all of the wonderful things our students do at Saint Aidan’s CE Tecnology College which don’t count in league tables but which help them to get the most from their school years and prepare for adult life.”