Upper school among most improved in whole of UK

A BUCKINGHAM headteacher has spoken of her pride after her school was rated one of the most improved in the UK.

The Buckingham School is one of the top 100 schools in England, showing the greatest sustained improvement in its GCSE attainment over the past four years, according to figures published by the Department for Education.

Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, has written personally to the secondary school to congratulate it on its achievement.

The Buckingham School has seen a 23 per cent increase, between 2007 and 2010, in students achieving five grade A* to C GCSE or equivalent passes, including English and Maths.

It also ranked third best upper school in Bucks for its Contextual Value Added (CVA) score.

Headteacher Angela Wells said: “I am very proud of our students, parents and staff who have worked so hard in continuing to make our school successful. We are making real progress with our journey to be an outstanding school.

“At our school we aim to give students life-changing opportunities through educational achievement.”