Thomas Lord Audley School in Colchester is named most improved in Essex
A school which had to fight for its survival is celebrating after it was declared the most improved in Essex.
Thomas, Lord Audley School in Colchester has been praised after its GCSE examination results went up nearly 20 per cent this summer.
The school was threatened with closure eight years ago as part of plans to reorganise secondary school education in Colchester.
However, it survived following a community campaign, which was supported by the Gazette, and the collapse of the Labour Government and its Building Schools for the Future initiative