Washington School ranks among top 100

Washington School has been named among one of the best-performing schools in the UK Credit: ITV

Washington School has been named among the top 100 best-performing schools in the UK.

The accolade recognises schools with the most improved results from 2011 to 2012 for all pupils. During that period, Washington School earned it best ever overall GCSE results with 63% of pupils gaining five or more A*-C grades, compared with just 38% for the previous year.

Schools Minister David Laws has written to the school to congratulate them on their achievement.