Almondbury High School has been named as the most improved school in Kirklees.
According to statistics from Trinity Mirror Data Unit, the school - now known as Almondbury Community School - moved up from 24th in 2013 to 12th this year in the list of the most successful schools in the borough.
The percentage of students getting five A* to C grades at GCSE, including English and Maths, was up from 45% in 2012 to 53% in 2013.
Official figures for 2014 have not yet been released.
The school’s ‘value added score,’ which reflects how much progress a student has made from his or her starting point, was up from 1,996 in 2012 to1,000 last year.
And progress in maths for disadvantaged, average and bright students was all good.
Other areas of improvement included less persistent absence from pupils - a drop of over 2% - and the number of pupils staying on in education rose from 82% to 93% in 2011/12.
The news was welcomed by deputy headteacher Trevor Bowen, who said: “I am delighted the Examiner has recognised how well we have been doing at Almondbury Community School.
“We are very proud of our pupils’ achievements. It was all down to the hard work and efforts of our pupils supported by a dedicated and talented staff.
“Our focus is very much on cooperation and collaboration in bringing our new school together - ensuring the best possible opportunities and outcomes for all our pupils is what we are all about.
Starting this autumn term is exciting for pupils and staff alike, and we are looking forward to the new academic year.”
The school is in the process of bringing the Almondbury Junior School and Greenside Infants School into a new through-school.