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STUDENTS and staff at Mansfield’s All Saints’ School are celebrating after being unveiled as among the most improved in the country.

Headteacher Maureen Cobbett said she was ‘over the moon’ after receiving a letter of congratulations from Schools’ Minister Nick Gibb last week.

The Government wrote to the headteachers of 105 schools in England which achieved improvement every year over the last four years.

Schools on the list achieved the most sustained progress in the per centage of pupils getting five A*-C grade (or equivalent) GCSEs, including English and maths, between 2008 and 2011.

All Saints’ School improved its per centage from 48 per cent to 75 per cent over this period.

“It is testimony to the hard work staff, parents and children themselves have put in to make sure students achieve their very best,” Ms Cobbett said. “It is nice to be recognised by the Government because there is so much negativity around.”

She said the school was hoping to maintain its improvement and achieve at least 75 per cent again this year.

l Sutton’s Quarrydale School also received a letter after raising its percentage to 66 per cent.