Minister praises school’s results

Rastick High school was the top comprehensive school in the latest school tables. Pictured are head teacher Steve Evans and year 7 students Sejal Sinha and Miles Riach
Rastick High school was the top comprehensive school in the latest school tables. Pictured are head teacher Steve Evans and year 7 students Sejal Sinha and Miles Riach

The Schools Minister has praised Rastrick High School for being one of the top non-selective state funded schools in England.

David Laws MP wrote to the school to congratulate the staff and students on their excellent GCSE results from 2012 to 2014.

The impressive performances have seen Rastrick High named among the top 90 non-selective state funded schools in England showing the greatest sustained improvement in the number of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.

In his letter to head teacher Steve Evans, Mr Laws said: “I would like to congratulate your staff, governors and pupils for their hard work and success.

“My thanks also to you personally and to your leadership team for continuing the drive towards the highest standards of educational achievement.”

Mr Evans said: “The improvement in our school’s results highlighted by Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools, is testament to the hard work and dedication of the students, staff and governors.

“We have an ethos founded on a competitive spirit and a ‘no limits’ attitude to what our team can achieve.

“Because of this we are expecting even more students to reach their full potential this year.”