STUDENTS at Ridgeway Secondary School capped off a challenging year with an impressive set of GCSE results, improving on last year’s display.
The number of pupils receiving top grades in both English and maths also increased at the Astwood Bank school with progress being significantly higher than the national average.
Storm Cox and Jacky Chen achieved seven grade 9s and two grade 8s, Barney Stewart-Clark was awarded seven grade nines, a grade eight and a grade seven, Caitlin Nesbitt notched up five grade nines and four grade sevens and Darcie Walsh recorded four grade eights and four grade sevens.
Overall it was the second highest set of GCSE results in the history of the school.
Deputy headteacher Matt Ball congratulated students who visited the school to pick up their results, describing their achievements as ‘outstanding’.
He said: “The results that have been achieved by our students are outstanding and are just reward for their hard work, determination and resilience during extremely challenging times.
“It is also testament to the high standards and excellent teaching and support of the staff at Ridgeway, who could not have worked any harder. And we should also pay tribute to the families who have supported their children throughout their time at this school.
“Whatever their ability, our students have achieved excellent results which will enable them to go on to their next steps with confidence.
“We thank them for being a wonderful group of young people and wish them all the very best.”