Last year I was invited up to Outwood Academy Portland to see the dramatic turnaround that had been achieved since Outwood took over.
My instant impression was that it was a far cry from the chaotic scenes that had greeted me on my previous visit a few years earlier.
Discipline and order had been established.
Now it seems that approach is starting to pay off in terms of academic success.
This week it was revealed that Portland is now in the top 40 schools in the country. This is a truly massive achievement and is one that not only the staff and students should be immensely proud of, but that the whole town should be proud of.