It was smiles all round at St John’s School, Marlborough this morning as the school celebrated another record-breaking set of A-level results.

This year the school experienced a 100 per cent pass rate with 16 students gaining at least three A* to A grades.

Among the top performers were head girl Sophie Taylor who achieved two As, an A* and a C and head boy Adam Prachett who got three As.

Adam, who is going to Nottingham University to study international relations, said: “I’m really pleased.

“I put a lot of hard work in and the school has been really fantastic. It’s a great school and the teachers have been really helpful so it’s a positive day for me and the school.”

Headteacher Patrick Hazelwood said the school was delighted with the results with 85 per cent of students gaining A* - C grades, up three per cent from last year, and 57 per cent achieved A* - B which is a four percent improvement on last year’s results.

He said: “The results are excellent; we’re really pleased with them.

“We’ve broken our record again which is something I seem to say every year.

“The grades the school achieves is due to a combination of factors, we’re very lucky here that we have students that want to learn and want to do well.

“We also have a great teaching staff that is excellent at A-level teaching.

“The parents are also key, without their encouragement the students wouldn’t do as well as the do.”