One of the best: Grimsby's Oasis Academy Wintringham gets GCSE honour
A GRIMSBY academy has received national recognition for its rising GCSE results.
Oasis Academy Wintringham in Weelsby Avenue qualified as one of the top 10 per cent of schools in England for outstanding continuous improvement of results year-on-year since 2008.
Every school in the country was ranked according to how much progress they made in their GCSE results, including maths and English, by the Special Schools Academies Trust (SSAT).
Principal Jane Bowman said: "This shows us and the rest of the country that we are improving year-on-year.
"We are constantly looking to improve ourselves and the commitment from the staff and pupils is outstanding.
"We are all very proud and it is an award for both staff and the pupils here.
"The real progress for us has been in English and maths. We are never satisfied and always want to go to the next level.
"The school has been improving year-on-year for the last 10 years and we hope to be doing it for the next 10.
"There is no trick - it is all about focusing on the basics, hard work and putting the maximum amount of effort in."
Since 2008, the school's A-C GCSE pass rate has doubled from 22 per cent to 44 per cent.
Student Harrison Miller, 14, said: "I enjoy my time here and I can see my progress.
"An example of this is that in maths my target grade was a C but I have managed to achieve an A* which is brilliant.
"All the staff here want you to reach your maximum potential.
"You do have to put your head down and work with them though. I don't know what I want to do in the future but I know that getting good grades is essential."
SSAT's chief executive Sue Williamson said: "Oasis Academy Wintringham should be congratulated for its stunning achievement in improving its GCSE results.
"It has proved itself to be one of the best schools in the country at improving GCSE outcomes for students.
"There is plenty that other schools could learn from Wintringham's success.
"The results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at the academy and a vindication of a belief in high expectations, good teaching and ambition for every young person."