Highbridge’s King Alfred School Academy is officially the most improved secondary school in Somerset, according to new figures published this week.

The school has achieved an increase of 0.39% on the Government’s main Progress 8 measure of performance.

The increase is the best performance in Somerset and better than most secondary schools across the south west.

The Progress 8 score monitors pupils’ progress between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4, showing which schools are achieving the most when it comes to students’ academic development.

King Alfred School Academy, Highbridge

Assessing the school’s GCSE results in August, the high-flying academy showed increases from last year with a boost across the figures.

Some 19% of students achieved grades 9-7, while 53% scored grades 9-5, and 73% had grades 9-4.

The school is one of the fastest improving schools in the south west with two years of significant improvement and good news, led by The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT).

Principal Nathan Jenkins said: ”We are thoroughly delighted with these latest set of performance statistics which show how much we are improving in so many areas. There is much more to come.”

Neville Coles, Executive Principal of TPLT, added: “There is clearly a huge momentum at the school and students, staff, parents, carers, governors and the whole community are partners in making this school one of the fastest improving in the south west.”