BOSSES at a school in Burnley are celebrating after it was over-subscribed for the first time in a number of years.

Blessed Trinity RC College now has a waiting list to join the roll.

The Ormerod Road school notched up its best GCSE results last year.

The announcement crowns a remarkable turn-around for the school, which was placed in special measures by Ofsted in 2011.

But after a series of improving performances, Blessed Trinity was told last year that students were making better progress, especially in English and RE, and teaching standards were significantly better.

Just two years ago 225 applications were made to join the school at year seven. A total of 230 enrolled last year but the number of approaches is now beyond the school’s official capacity of 250.

Earlier this year, it was also announced that the school was being held up as a role model for youngsters’ behaviour by the Department of Education.

Headteacher Richard Varey said: “I am very proud. People are starting to realise that they don’t need to leave Burnley for an excellent education.

“The standards have been raised over the last few years and we have had two excellent sets of GCSE results.”

The latest arrivals have also spoken about the Catholic high school in glowing terms.

Morgan Squire said: “I like Blessed Trinity because the teachers are nice and the prefects are helpful.”

And Kerry Shaw added: “The lessons are hard but interesting.”

Stephanie Targett added: “The lessons are challenging but I have learned a lot.”