The school’s minister has praised a Ham school for its continued GCSE improvements.

In an open letter, MP David Laws congratulated Grey Court School for its “excellent improvement in GCSE results over the last three years from 2011 to 2013”.

He wrote the school had “proven to be one of the top 100 schools in England showing the greatest sustained improvement in the percentage of pupils achieving five or more A*-C grade GCSEs, including English and maths”.

Headteacher Maggie Bailey said: “We see the school as the central resource for learning and support in the local community and continue to strive for excellence in all we do.”