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County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds is one of only eight schools in country to get prestigious award

PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 February 2015

County Upper School headteacher Vicky Neale.

County Upper School headteacher Vicky Neale.

A Suffolk school has been given a prestigious award recognising its "world class" standards.

County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds has received a World Class Schools Quality Mark.

It is one of only eight organisations in the country to have gained the award.

Vicky Neale, headteacher, said: “Our All-Through Trust is thrilled to be one of just eight inaugural recipients of the World Class Schools Quality Mark, recognising as it does our forward looking approach and the truly impressive all-round education it is providing for young people aged from four to 18.

“The mark recognised that we are never complacent, always aspiring to do the very best we can for all the young people in our care and that this is reflected in the excellent standards we achieve.”

Last year’s GCSE results placed the school as joint-first state school in Suffolk alongside Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham.

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