Smiles were seen on the faces of teachers and pupils after St Clement High School achieved its best set of GCSE results.
Tears of joy were seen running down the faces of excited youngsters after opening those important envelopes at the Terrington St Clement school yesterday.
Headteacher Nigel Willingham was delighted after 57 per cent of youngsters achieved the gold standard of five A* to C grades, including English and maths. This is a seven percent increase on last year.
The school has come a long way since the devastating “inadequate” rating from Ofsted in 2013.
Mr Willingham said: “I’m over the moon with the results. This is brilliant news for the pupils and staff who have worked so hard to achieve what is a historic result for the school.
“The school has been through some rocky times but the staff are really committed to the pupils.”
Among the many success stories was head girl Amy Thorpe, who had achieved the school’s highest set of results.
Amy, who was in tears while showing her proud parents her seven A*s and two As.
She will be studying for her A-levels at Hills Road Sixthform College in Cambridge.
Amy, who hopes to become either an actress or criminal psychologist, said: “I am relieved. These are the results I wanted to get but I wasn’t expecting it as anything can happen.
“You have to work as hard as you can.”
Victoria Beltran, 16, of Terrington St Clement, was over the moon with her two A*s, three As and four Bs.
She said: “I feel really happy. I did feel nervous opening the envelope but I am so relieved.
“I have got exactly what I need to study A-levels.”
Phillipa Hull Octave will also be studying A-levels after achieving two A*s, two As and five Bs.
She said: “I am so excited. It means a lot to get these results as it opens up future opportunities.”
A bright future also awaits Olivia Cooper who scooped six As and three A*s.
She is hoping to become a doctor and will be joining the sixthform at Lynn’s Springwood High School.
She said: “This is brilliant. I can’t believe I got an A in French. I had been predicted a B.”
Ross Brown, 16, of Terrington St Clement, was also happy with three As, five Bs and a C.
Chairman of governors Ed Weightman said “ Congratulated all pupils and staff on the best ever GCSE results obtained in St Clements High School’s history. Well done all.”
Executive headteacher Andy Johnson said: “Nigel and the team have worked tirelessly for the pupils. This is a great set of results and it is a wonderful school.”