A PADDOCK school is one of the best in England for students' continuing improvement.
Students and staff at Royds Hall School are celebrating today after it was named as one of the 100 most improved in the country.
Results released today by the Department for Education and Skills show how well Year 9 students have done in their key stage three national tests in English, maths and science.
Students at Royds Hall, which achieved specialist science college status in 2004, are listed as making the most improvement between 2003 and 2006.
Acting head teacher Janine Westmoreland said the improvement was testimony to the work that all the staff in the school, especially head teacher Dr Wendy Bradford, had done.
"Staff look very closely in school at teaching and learning, everything is monitored and checked thoroughly.
"There is a friendly, positive atmosphere in school and an extremely caring environment where staff work with individual students to make sure they achieve their potential.
"The school continues to grow and use our huge amount of ICT facilities in school which came with specialist science status."
Sponsorship from Deighton-based Hanson Logistics meant a wealth of state of the art resources arrived in school to help bring teaching to life, when it gained science status in 2004.
Science governor Brian Castle said at the time the school was trying to inspire children to enjoy science, creating an atmosphere of focused enthusiasm.
Spen Valley Sports College at Liversedge is also included in the most improved schools list.
Meanwhile Holmfirth High School is the top non-selective state school in Kirklees for the percentage of pupils achieving at least level 5 - the government benchmark - in maths, English and science.
Heckmondwike Grammar School is first and Rawthorpe High School is at the bottom of the table.
Holmfirth High School has just received an outstanding grade from Ofsted inspectors.
The league tables are the last lot of performance tables for 2005/2006 and follow on from key stage two in December and key stage four in January.