SALE High School are celebrating a second year of improved GCSE results under a new headteacher.

Today, 91.9 per cent of pupils at the Norris Road school were celebrating gaining more than five A to C grades at GCSE.

41.1 per cent of pupils achieved five A* to C grades including English and Maths.

Highlights of the results include 100 per cent of pupils getting an A* to C in Science, 100 per cent of pupils achieving a double awarde A* to C in Art and 56.4 per cent of pupils getting an A* to C in French.

This year’s results are the second year of improved results and achievements at the school since the arrival of new head Lynn Nicholls in September 2009.

In 2010, the school achieved record GCSE results with over 44 per cent of pupils achieving five A*-C grades including Math and English.

It follows the success of Sale High School winning the 2011 'Good Schools Guide' GCSE Award for the best point score at an English non selective state school, for Art and Design vocational GCSE Double Award, and the achievement of girls.

Headteacher Lynn Nicholls said: “We are all proud and delighted with these results. They are significant, given the starting point of this particular year group.

“The valued added scores, which show improvement from year 7-11 are most impressive, the best ever.

“They are a tribute to the hard work and ambitions of both the children and their teachers.”