Students at Wollaston School were celebrating excellent GCSE results which defied the national downturn in GCSE performance.
While the proportion of exam entries graded between A* and C was down nationally by 1.3 per cent, students at Wollaston School achieved a 6.7 per cent improvement.
Again, although nationally the proportion of students getting an A*/A grade fell by 1.1 per cent, the proportion of students at Wollaston getting at least one A*/A grade, three A*/A grades, and five A*/A grades all improved significantly.
The 10 top performing students at Wollaston School amassed 93 A* grades between them.
There were some outstanding individual results, including Jessica Hollingshurst of Earls Barton who achieved 13 A* grades. Her outstanding success was nearly matched by Luc Costello-Heaven of Cogenhoe, who achieved 12 A* grades, Daisy Edwards of Great Doddington, who achieved 11 A* grades and Gemma Walton of Rushden who achieved 10 A* grades.
Headteacher Michael Browne said: “When students, and their parents, awoke this morning to hear of a national slump in GCSE performance and a downward trend in the numbers achieving top grades, they must have been very worried but I am delighted that our students found that, at Wollaston School, this was not the case.
“We all breathed a sigh of relief.”