Great Cornard students are celebrating a record haul of GCSE results today.
Thomas Gainsborough school is celebrating their best ever GCSE results with 60 per cent of their 227 students achieving five A* to C passes, including maths and English, a rise of five per cent on last year.
The school last week announced improved A-level figures and the latest success comes as nationally results have dropped.
Twenty-five students attained more than five A* or A grades, with 77 per cent rate of students achieving a grade C or above in maths.
“We are delighted for the students who have done well this summer, our best results yet,” said headteacher Wayne Lloyd.
“It is a reflection of their hard work and dedication and they should feel justifiably proud of their achievements, however, this is just the start.
“Thomas Gainsborough School has changed significantly over the last couple of years and standards will continue to rise in the future.
“We have an exciting time ahead of us.”
Hedingham School was also celebrating after 61 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to C grades including Maths and English.
Deputy headteacher Andy Harvison, said: “This level of consistency is also reflected in 99 per cent of students attaining five or more A* to G passes.”
The results were a slight improvement on last year which Headteacher John Panayi said he was “delighted” with.
He said: “I am very pleased with the GCSE results achieved by our students and wish to congratulate them for their commitment and hard work to attain their good examination outcomes.
“Within a changing examination landscape it is very good to note that Hedingham School has maintained high expectations for our students which has once again been reflected in their results.
“This consolidates our standing as a good school.”