A HIGH school has received a glowing report from education watchdogs.
Ofsted inspectors visited Brighouse High in November and have now revealed the results of their examination.
They rated it as a very good school.
Headteacher Graham Soles said staff were delighted.
He added: "This pleasing report is a reflection of the hard work and talents of pupils and staff, supported by parents and governors.
"We are pleased that the positive atmosphere of the school and the quality of the teaching within it have been recognised by the inspectors."
They said pupils achieve highly, particularly in GCSE years.
The inspectors also said the number of pupils gaining five or more GCSEs at grade C or above was better than average.
In 2004, 67% got GCSEs at C or above, as against 51% nationally.
The inspectors said: "Hardly anyone leaves the school without some qualification."
They said pupils' personal development and behaviour were good and the atmosphere was good for learning.
They praised the teaching and said the headteacher's leadership was excellent and was well supported by staff.
"The determination of this group to provide the best education for all the pupils and their skilful use of resources are the main reasons for the school doing so well."
The sixth form was assessed separately.
Although exam results at A-level were below average, inspectors said most students had achieved better results than predictions based on their GCSE performance.
The inspectors made these recommendations for improvement:
* Raise achievement in the sixth form
* Look for ways to provide a daily act of collective worship
* Improve performance in the few subjects where pupils do not reach their full potential.