Hadleigh High School was amongst the top in the county for improvements in GCSE results as Suffolk posted an overall improvement in results despite a national downturn.
Nationally average results have dipped after a changes in the way exams are taken, marked and recorded, however, Suffolk’s 16-year-olds achieved the expected levels of GCSE attainment.
Provisional results collated from four out of five secondary schools suggest a one per cent rise in the number of students getting five or more A* to C grades, including English and Maths.
It means 56 per cent of Suffolk’s Year 11s got the expected level of attainment compared to 55 per cent last year.
Hadleigh High School was one of those making significant gains, as 69 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to C grades, including English and Maths, up by 25 per cent on last year.
Councillor Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for education and skills, said: “Early indications are that there’s a rise in the number of students gaining five or more A* to C grades, including English and Maths.
“National changes seem to be affecting Suffolk too – but this doesn’t take away from the positive picture that we’re seeing today.
“Some schools appear to have been disproportionately affected by national issues.
“Schools where students have not received the results they expected have already indicated that they intend to ask for papers to be remarked.
“These are subject to validation by the Department for Education by the New Year.”