Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson was guest of honour at Holy Family Catholic High School's Annual Awards Evening.
Bill presented awards to pupils who have this year helped the school see improvements in GCSE results for six years in a row.
Special awards went to:
Claire Tollerton - Hope for the Future Award (for academic performance in Year 12 and contribution to the wider community)
Simon Lennon - Frank Kelly Award (for outstanding academic performance)
Sam Wynne - Paul Collins Award (for performance)
Owen Fennell-Rutherford - Mary Creagh Award (for academic and wider achievements)
Elliot Clarke & James Grundy - Very Rev Canon John Short Award (for sporting achievement)
Olivia Bell - Good Citizenship Award (for outstanding service to the community)
Jake Jones - Jenny King Award (for achievement in Curriculum Plus)
Bill praised every pupil who received an award on the evening.
Bill said: "It was a great honour for me to join the staff parents and pupils of Holy Family High School as they celebrated the successes of the last year.
"One of the delights of being the MP for Sefton Central is the tremendous schools we have in this constituency, which is of course very important when you have two children as I have.
"Holy Family is one of those tremendous schools whose successes show the importance for schools to encourage aspiration and expect the best of students.
"I congratulate Claire, Simon, Sam, Owen, Elliot, James, Olivia and Jake for achieving their awards, all the pupils who received certificates and headteacher Margaret Seddon and her team for a fantastic year.
"And I'd like to thank Mrs Seddon for inviting me along. This has become one of the highlights of my year."