A SCHOOL is on top form after Government league tables placed it as one of the best places for student progress in Essex.

Ormiston Rivers Academy, in Burnham, is celebrating after receiving confirmation from Department for Education school league tables that its 2018/19 GCSE results placed it as the second highest non-selective school in the county for student progress.

The academy, which is one of 39 Ormiston Academies Trust schools nationally, achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.43 which places it in the top 9 per cent of schools nationally.

Principal Emma Baker said: “We are delighted that Ormiston Rivers is the second best non-selective school in Essex.

“This is a testament to the incredibly hard-working staff who strive for the very best for all of our students, the support of our parents and carers, and to the determination and commitment of our students.

“This has been amply demonstrated by the recent plethora of well-deserved awards.”

In addition, both the academy’s disadvantaged and most able students made the best progress of all in non-selective Essex schools, ranking Ormiston Rivers as the most successful in those categories.

Trust chief executive Nick Hudson added: “I would like to congratulate everyone at Ormiston Rivers Academy for achieving such strong progress in their GCSE results.

“Ormiston Academies Trust is committed to improving opportunities for all students, regardless of background.

“These results demonstrate the commitment the school has made to this and we are delighted to see the school achieve so highly.”