This year’s Year 11 students at Malmesbury School have done extremely well and produced an outstanding set of GCSE results, said headteacher Tim Gilson.

He said: “Our students have worked really hard and got the results they deserve thanks in part, of course, to the excellent teaching they have received.”

“In a time of real turbulence in the examination system, with changing rules and a tightening of standards it is very pleasing that our students have done so well in the challenging academic curriculum that we offer.”

• 70 per cent of students achieved the benchmark five A*- C grades including English and Maths

• 45 per cent (our highest ever) achieved the ‘academic’ English Baccalaureate.

• 39 per cent three A*/A

• 29 per cent A*/A

Special congratulations to; Claire Butcher, Rosanna Clarke, Ellie Cook, Olivia Cook, Nicky Hargreaves, Serena Hill, Rosie Holdway, Tim Lane, Katie Luckett, Josh Pyman and George Stamp who all achieved a clean sweep of A*/A grades this year.

Congratulations also to Rex Charman, Oceanne Chin, Peter Evans, Adrien Fauvarque, Jemma Golding, Frankie Haggarty, Amelia Harbottle, Rebecca Lowe, Amy Mathews, Noorishah Moledina, Alice Palmer-Ross, Annabel Peare, Sophie Thomson and Megan White who all achieved at least eight A*/A grades.