When a head teacher gets a letter from the schools minister, it can cause a shudder.
But for Batley Business and Enterprise College, a letter from David Laws, the Minister of State for Schools, was cause to celebrate.
The Field Hill school has been named as one of the top 100 most improved schools in England.
Batley and Spen MP Mike Wood visited the school to present them with a certificate on behalf of the Government.
It comes after 62 per cent of pupils gained at least five A* to C passes at GCSE level, including English and Maths last year.
The all-boys comprehensive maintained its strong exam performance this year with 61 per cent achieving the same benchmark.
Headteacher Ian Dutton praised the staff and students for their hard work.
He said: “This is a school where we really focus on the ability of our students.
“We work tirelessly to ensure thateach student achieves their potential.”
Pupils also joined the rest of the country by hosting a MacMillan coffee morning at the school.
Around 800 items of baked goods were donated by pupils and staff, which were sold at break time.
The charity offers emotional and financial help to people affected by cancer.
Pupils helped to raise more than £350 for the cause.