FRODSHAM College will be named the second highest performing school in Cheshire.

The science and technology college has not lost heart, putting the education of its remaining students first despite having to shut its doors in August 2009.

Acting head Anna Cooper, who faces the possibility of redundancy when the college closes, greeted the news as a major triumph.

She said: “We received an anonymous e-mail informing us that we were to be named the second highest performing school in Cheshire in the 2007 school league tables which are due to be published in January.

“We are over-performing in every category and we are doing even better with our pupils with special needs.

“It is quite something. What we are trying to focus on is the right for every child to get the most from their education and we will do this right until the end.”

On the prospect of redundancy she added: “The thought is galling but I am sure something will come up.”

A spokesperson for Cheshire County Council said: “Based on the provisional results we congratulate the college.

“Closing the school was never an easy decision and was not a reflection on the standard of teaching which has always been of a high standard.

“In this case we were faced with falling pupil numbers with many of the students living outside the Cheshire boundary.”

The provisional figures name Frodsham College as the second highest performing school in Cheshire and one of the highest performing comprehensives nationally.

The results will be released in mid-December and this placement is subject to change.

When the school closes the children will automatically be taken in by neighbouring Helsby High school to minimise disruption to their schooling.

It is not yet known where Helsby High has been placed in the league table.