West Bridgford School is 'one of the best in the country'
A NOTTS school has received a letter from the Minister of State for Schools congratulating it over its GCSE results.
West Bridgford School received the letter from David Laws at the end of last month.
Of the 221 students who sat GCSEs at the school last summer, 88 per cent gained at least five A* to C grades including English and maths – putting West Bridgford among the country's top 100 non-selective schools.
Mr Laws' letter said: "It gives me great pleasure to congratulate you on the excellent GCSE performance of your pupils in 2012. It is clear that your school has equipped its pupils to be successful hereafter, both in terms of their readiness for further study, and in terms of their readiness to enter the world of work in due course."
Delighted head Rob McDonough said: "All of our staff and governors are delighted to receive the acknowledgment from the Minister of State for Schools that we are amongst the top 100 performing non-selective schools in the country for our GCSE results and value added.
"We believe this was also the case in 2011 but that it was not confirmed in this way with a letter."
He went on: "We have been the highest performing school in the county now for the last three years at GCSE and this demonstrates that we are one of the best schools, not just in the county, but in the country."