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.”