GILES Academy celebrated the best GCSE results in its 50 year history on Thursday.
The number of pupils at the school who received five A*-C including English and maths had risen to 57 per cent, compared to 52 per cent last year.
Deputy headteacher Sue Barnicoat said it was the best result in the history of the school since it first opened its doors to students in January 1962,
She said: “We would like to congratulate our students and wish them good luck with the next stage of their education.
She added: “We are looking forward to welcoming many of our students back into our sixth form, along with our new applicants, in September.”
Two of the best pupils were Zoe Kemp, who is returning to Giles to take art and design and Sarah Upsall, who will be studying sport and applied (medical) science.
Head of year 11, Gemma Evans, said “Our students worked really hard and should be proud of the results they have achieved.”