I would like to congratulate all staff and pupils, at The Derby High, on their record breaking (88 per cent) five A*-C pass rates in the recent GCSE examination results.

At a time when many of our young people face a bleak future, it is encouraging to see young people opening up new doors of opportunities for themselves.

As former head boy, I am particularly pleased that this is part of a five-year upward trend for the Derby High and it has really gone from strength to strength.

I would particularly like to pay tribute to the leadership team, governors and the hardworking staff who always work hard to ensure that every pupil’s potential is realised.

Cllr Tamoor Tariq Redvales Ward Bury MBC