Danota Antwi, 14, year 10: "We are praised a lot for attendance and doing well. The teachers always encourage us to do our best.
"They make lessons interesting and use different way so getting things across, for instance, in maths with multiplication.
"People know Mr Britton is strict. But he firm but fair. Both the students and teachers respect him.
"The school had a bad reputation. Some of our friends went to Almondbury and Rawthorpe instead of here. But it's really changing."
Christopher Adams, 15, year 10: "People don't mess around on the corridors anymore. There is also no litter around the place like there used to be. Mr Britton has a presence about him. The whole presentation of the school has changed."
Josh Reid, 11, year 7: "I love the school. I came here from Christ Church. Drama and art are my favourites."
Ramandeep Singh, 14, year 10: "Mr Britton takes an active part in learning here. He's always around talking to students. The school has a much better image now."
Tanya Anderson, 14, year 10: "I came here in January from a school in Bolton, and have had no problems. Some of my cousins came here before."
Harpreet Kaur, 14, year 10, is keen to study medicine. She said her parents were pleased with the school and she hoped to take 10 GCSEs.
Jordan Benson, 11, year 7 has two brothers and a sister. He said his mum was keen for all her children to attend Fartown because of the way it had improved over the last year.