A SCHOOL in Stretford is celebrating a huge spike in GCSE results with grades up a whopping 12 percent on last year.

More students than ever before at Lostock School achieved a grade five or above in both English and maths which is the government benchmark for school success.

They also saw a jump in their Progress 8 score, which measures students the progress as student makes between starting the school aged 11 and when they leave after their GCSEs.

Headteacher Lee Fazackerley said: "We are delighted with the results. It's a big improvement on last year and there have been some fabulous performances from the students.

“These are an inspirational set of results for this school which will truly have a transformative impact on the lives of the young people from Stretford.

“Their success is something as a community we can all take great pride in. We want this to be catalyst for even further improvement at the school.

“We operate it a very difficult climate with some many grammar schools in the area but with lots of hard work and dedication from our staff and students are still able to post strong results.”

Student Rachel Williams scored top marks in her exams and will go on to study A Levels in History, Ancient History, Classics and Philosophy at Xaverian College in Manchester.

She said: "I'm really happy, especially with maths! I genuinely thought I was going to fail.

"The school have been great. They let me come into school early and have a quiet place to study which was a great help and certainly helped my results.

Fellow student Anna Swaine achieved the grades to study Art and Design at Trafford College in Manchester

She said: said: "I'm really happy with the results I got, especially the Spanish and Art. Some of the teachers here have really gone out of their way to help.

“It is a really family orientated school. The teachers are very supportive and make you feel so at home. I will miss it a lot.”