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A SCHOOL has been named among the top 100 improved schools in the country.

Sir Christopher Hatton School in Wellingborough has received the acknowledgment based on its Key Stage 4 exam results.

In a letter to the school, the education minister Nick Gibb said: “Your results show that you are among the 100 top performing schools based on sustained improvement in each year from 2008 to 2011.”

The school also recently became the first secondary academy in the town.

Headteacher Victoria Bishop said: “We are proud to become the first high performing academy in Wellingborough, which is recognition of the significant and sustained progress that our pupils have made.

“Hatton is a School that provides the highest standards of comprehensive education to pupils regardless of their background, culture or ability. Our staff go the extra mile every day to encourage and support our students to be the best that they can be. Our new status as an academy will enable the school to continue to provide a curriculum and care which is tailored to the needs of every pupil. We look forward to working together with Park Junior and Avenue Infants School to support the development of all our pupils.”

Chairman of the new academy board Tony Francis said: “The achievement of academy status has arisen as a result of the hard work and commitment of the head, senior staff and, not least of all, the teaching and support staff who have given their all.”