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SCHOOLS Minister Nick Gibb MP has congratulated Smith’s Wood Sports College for becoming one of the top 100 most-improved schools in the country.

Mr Gibb sent a letter to the school last week praising its “excellent achievement” in reaching the top 100.

Mr Gibb sent a letter to the school last week praising its “excellent achievement” in reaching the top 100.

In 2008, just 13 per cent of the college’s pupils achieved five A* to C grades including English and Maths.

But last year, this had shot up to 42 per cent, the best set of GCSE results in the school’s history.

Principal Rob Hawkins said: “I am delighted to have received the letter from Mr Gibb which is testament to the hard work done by so many over the years. It has been a long and, at times, difficult journey; but now we are where we are, we have no intention of looking back.”

 

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