GCSE RESULTS 2018: King's Lynn Academy celebrates record-breaking year
As thousands of 16-year-olds across the country collect their GCSE results, officials at a West Norfolk school are hailing this year a success.
King's Lynn Academy students and staff are celebrating GCSE results, with 55 per cent achieving grades between 4 and 9 in English and maths.
This year's results adopt a new 9-1 grading system, with 9 equating to an A* under the previous system and a 4 equating to a C.
Principal Alan Fletcher said: “We are absolutely delighted, these are by some distance the best results in the school’s history and it is great to see our students being rewarded for their hard work.
"I know the students also appreciate the dedicated support they have received from all our brilliant staff.
"KLA has been on a journey of rapid improvement for the past 18 months, with intensive support from Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, and it is wonderful to see that those improvements have made such a contribution to the successes we celebrate today.
"We congratulate our students and their families, and wish them continued success as they leave KLA to begin their next chapter.”
One of the school's top performing students, Lily Sharratt-Davidson, who achieved five 9 grades, two 8s and two 7s, said she is going to student physics, chemistry and maths at King Edward VII Academy.
Sarah Wren, who is set to study maths, chemistry and biology at Hills Road Sixth Form College, in Cambridge, scored four 9s, two 8s, two 6s, one 5 and a B in sociology.
Student Christopher Stebbings said: "I got mostly 4s and Bs. I am going to the College of West Anglia to studying plumbing."
And students Tamazin Bacon and J-Lo Winter are celebrating after achieving the grades they needed to study their chosen subjects at College of West Anglia next month.
Eastern Multi-Academy Trust chief executive, Duncan Ramsey said: “These fantastic results are a real credit to everyone at King’s Lynn Academy.
"I want to congratulate Mr Fletcher, the staff and students for achieving their best ever results. This is a significant achievement.”