IMPROVING A-Level results at a Bourne End secondary school will be the perfect platform for students when the school is transformed next month.

The Wye Valley School in New Road has faced an uphill battle since being placed in special measures in 2013, but the schools headteacher believes their recent results show they are heading in the right direction.

The school will have a complete transformation in September when they become an academy and change their name to the Bourne End Academy.

Last week, students in both Year 12 and 13 discovered their results, with improvements recorded in both year groups.

In Year 13 there was an improvement in the percentage of students achieving A* - A, and A* - B, while 99 per cent of students achieved A* - E.

Seven students from the year group achieved grades A* - B in all of their three subjects, and head boy Bruno Russell achieved 2 A*s (including one in an EPQ) and an A and B.

Results for AS students were also impressive with an increase of nine per cent of students achieving A – C, while 87 per cent of students achieved an A* - E.

Headteacher Andrea Jacobson said: “These figures represent further progress for The Wye Valley School Sixth Form.

“The improvement is based on a lot of hard work by young people and teachers alike.

“We are very proud of all the students who have achieved so much this summer and wish all our students who are leaving us at the end of Year 13 every success with their future.

“The Year 12 students will be returning to our school, with its new name Bourne End Academy, where these results will be an excellent platform to achieve their aspirations next summer.”