GCSE Results Day 2019: St Clement's High School
Staff and students at St Clement's High School in Terrington St Clement are celebrating "significant improvement" in GCSE grades today.
A total of 53 per cent of its students achieved at least a grade 4 in both English and Maths this year – up 16 per cent on last year's total.
And almost three-quarters reached that level in English alone, with 58 per cent reaching it in Maths.
Headteacher Nigel Willingham said: "We're very pleased with the significant improvement this year.
"I'm very proud of all the students. They have worked extremely hard, as have the staff."
Among their top performers was Eloise Cummins, who scored five 9 grades and six 8s, as well as an A* in Further Maths.
She said: "I'm so happy. The teachers go the extra mile with you to get what you want."
Holly Moore was also delighted with her grades, which included three 9s and three 8s.
She is now preparing to go to the College of West Anglia to study childhood and teacher training.
She said: "I'm chuffed. It really feels like all the hard work has paid off."
Meanwhile, Megan Peel admitted she had thought she wasn't going to pass at all.
But her grades are taking her to the college on a health and social care programme.
Her proud mum, Tracey, said: "It's great she got what she wanted. She was really stressing."
And Poppy Kirby acknowledged the end of a five-year chapter in the group's lives as she celebrated her 8, 7 and 6 grades.
She said: "When all the exams finish, you're so glad to leave but then, after a while, you miss it."
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