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School’s red letter day
11:00am Sunday 24th February 2013 in News
SHIPSTON High School has been named as one of the top 100 most improved schools in the country, according to the latest performance tables.
The 2012 secondary school performance tables, published last month, showed the school was the only one in Warwickshire and Gloucestershire to achieve the accolade.
The results show the school was among the 100 most improved schools in the progress students made between when they started at the school to when they took their GCSEs five years later.
David Laws MP, the minister of state for schools, sent a personal letter of congratulations to the school.
In his letter, Mr Laws said he anticipated the school will soon be one of the highest performing schools in the country and congratulated the staff, governors and students for their hard work.
Headteacher, Jonathan Baker, said: “We were thrilled to receive the letter which came as a complete surprise.
“We were even more delighted to hear how well our students had done compared to every other school in the country. By anyone’s standards this is fantastic achievement.”