A SECONDARY school is one of the top 100 most improved schools in the country after record-breaking GCSE results.

Little Lever School, which celebrated its best ever GCSE results over the summer, was found to have “rapidly improved across every performance measure” following the publication of the provisional secondary school performance tables.

The Department for Education released each school’s performance to headteachers.

Results at the school were higher than Bolton’s average and the country’s average for the numbers achieving strong passes in English and maths.

Principal Dominic Mckeon said that the school is “above or in line with national averages across every performance measure”.

The figures come after Little Lever School was approached to share “best practice” with the government in the Parliament Review.

Mr Mckeon said: “We have a very simple core purpose at Little Lever ­— that is to help every person achieve things they never thought they could.

“No matter who you are or where you come from you can achieve great things.

“That is a belief we instil in every one of our students.”

He added: “Our students achieved amazing results this summer and I am immensely proud of every single one of them.

“They worked hard, showed resilience and determination and have left with a set of GCSE outcomes that they felt proud of and I know will open doors for them in the future.

“The staff at the school eat, sleep and breathe our core purpose. They are passionate about making a difference to young people and are relentless in helping every young person achieve things they never thought they could.

“As a school we are very proud of the improvements we have made. We are gaining national recognition for the work we are doing here and we believe this is just the start of even more great things to come.”

The school represented the North of England in the Parliamentary Review in the last academic year sharing its “innovative curriculum and staff training practices”. The aim of the Parliamentary Review is to raise standards. In each edition, a host of outstanding organisations share their experiences.