LEADERS at an Oxford secondary school celebrated a huge upturn in results as almost a quarter of students achieved A*-A, compared to none last year.

The Oxford Academy in Littlemore was also rated inadequate by Ofsted in January.

That saw a special team of experienced education professionals drafted in to oversee the school.

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An ‘interim academy board’ was put in place and the improvements were clear for all on results day.

Results showed eight per cent of grades were A*, up from zero per cent last year, while 24 per cent of grades were A* or A, again up from zero per cent.

One of the school’s star performers was Morgan Waite, who achieved A*s in biology, chemistry and maths.

He will now study medicine at Hull York Medical School.

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Tony Wilson, chair of the interim academy board, said: “We are delighted with this excellent set of results from our students. They have faced major challenges and we are very proud of them.

“The results are principally a reflection of the incredible work done by these talented students, supported by outstanding teachers, but they are also an indication that The Oxford Academy is a place where young people are able to achieve great things.

“These results are a sign that we are very quickly moving in the right direction.”