THE headteacher of the secondary school with the biggest GCSE rise in Castle Point says results are still on the up and students are not getting complacent.

The Deanes School in Benfleet recorded a six per cent rise in GCSE results for students getting five A* to C including English and maths.

It went from 51 per cent in 2011 to 57 per cent last year and the news has been welcomed by headteacher Jan Atkinson, who has been in post for eight years.

Mrs Atkinson said: “I am really pleased to hear that we have improved and have seen the biggest rise in the borough.

“We have put in quite a lot of extra work and interventions over the last couple of years and its lovely when the official results come out.

“It is a bit of a reward for the hard work we have done but we are not getting complacent.”

Castle View School in Canvey recorded 56 per cent for 2011 and 2012 and Cornelius Vermuyden School recorded a one per cent rise from 56 in 2011 to 57 in 2012.

King John School in Thundersley, which became an academy at Easter last year, saw a six per cent drop in results after getting 81 per cent in 2011 and 75 per cent in 2012.