GOOD behaviour at a Kenton school has been rewarded with an extra £40,000 in government funding.
St Gregory's Catholic Science College are celebrating after being singled out as one of the top 20 Lead Behaviour (LB) schools in England in a recent government report.
It made the top 20 of the Department for Children Schools and Families' (DCSF) list because of its 'excellent practice in behaviour management' and the positive behaviour and high attendance levels of its pupils.
The secondary school, in Donnington Road, Kenton, is now part of the National Behaviour Challenge and will help other schools achieve good or outstanding Ofsted ratings for behaviour by 2012.
The DCSF praised students at the school for their 'outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development'.
The report also noted the 'excellent attention' given at the school to 'all aspects of care, guidance and support' and the fact that 'students are known to staff as individuals'.
Delighted headteacher Andrew Prindiville said: "It's a real honour to be recognised in this way by the DCSF as a leading school nationally and even more special to be among the first 20 pioneering LB schools in the Behaviour Challenge.
"I would like to thank all the staff, pupils and parents at St Gregory's for making it the fantastic school it is."
Having qualified to be part of the Behaviour Challenge, St Gregory's will receive £40,000 each year in additional funding for as long as it remains part of the programme.