LEFTWICH County High School has been named as one of the top 100 schools in the country for sustained improvement.

The latest Key Stage 4 table, below, shows the number of pupils getting five or more GCSEs at A*-C grade, including English and Maths, rose from 41% in 2005 to 60% in 2008.

The school also had one of the lowest truancy rates in Mid Cheshire. Weaver Vale MP Mike Hall was full of praise for headteacher Julie Brandreth, her team and the pupils this week.

He said: “I’m delighted The County High School has seen such a big improvement in its results. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the pupils and staff at the school, including the headteacher.

“This is a great achievement which everybody involved in the school can be truly proud of and I hope the school will go from strength to strength.”

To see the Key Stage 4 results for Mid Cheshire Schools please click here