TWO NORTH Devon colleges have been singled this week out for praise in two school results surveys. Bideford College was named one of the most improved secondary schools in the country following significant improvements in the Key Stage 3 exams taken by 14

TWO NORTH Devon colleges have been singled this week out for praise in two school results surveys.Bideford College was named one of the most improved secondary schools in the country following significant improvements in the Key Stage 3 exams taken by 14-year-old students.During the last three years, the school's aggregate score for the exams in English, maths and science has risen from 177 to 237 out of 300. The figures place Bideford joint 21st nationally in the new table of most improved secondary schools, published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families."The results are exceptional and we are very proud of what has been achieved," said Bideford principal, Veronica Matthews.Chulmleigh Community College was highlighted by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) for outstanding improvements to its GCSE results in the last three years.Figures show the college has achieved more than a 10 per cent point improvement in five or more A*-C grades.