GCSEs: Bishop Stopford, Kettering

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Bishop Stopford School pupils have once again achieved outstanding results in their GCSE exams.

A huge 85 per cent of students at the school in Kettering achieved five or more GCSEs at A* to C (including maths and English).

The school said 92 per cent of students achieved C or above in English and 89 per cent at C or above in maths.

Last year, when 79 per cent of students achieved 5A*-C grades (including maths and English), the school was placed in the top 100 schools nationally for its performance.

In a letter from Minister of State for Schools Nick Gibb, MP Bishop Stopford was praised for its “very high standards of achievement in the GCSE examinations”.

Initial figures in 2016 suggest that 33 students gained eight or more A* or As in their results, and 63 per cent of all grades achieved in the school were A*to B.

Head teacher Margaret Holman said: “We are delighted with these excellent achievements. The results are, once again, testament to hard work and commitment from the students and staff”.