More than 800 guests including Keli Watts, mayor of Kettering, the Bishop of Brixworth and Kettering MP Philip Hollobone attended the annual Celebration of Achievement event at Bishop Stopford School in Kettering.
The event celebrated Bishop’s best ever GCSE and A-level results with students collecting their certificates.
The results placed Bishop Stopford School in the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in the country.
In addition, 35 awards were presented to students for their efforts in various subjects and for their efforts in the community.
Former student Srdjan Todorovic was invited back to the school as the guest speaker.
Srdjan left Bishop in 2002 to study Politics at Nottingham University and is now working as a war, political risk and terrorism underwriter in London.
Bishop Stopford head teacher Margaret Holman said “The Celebration of achievement is always a very enjoyable occasion and we always look forward to welcoming guests including the Mayor of Kettering, ex-members of staff and friends of the school.”
The school has also been sent a letter by Minister for Schools, David Laws.
In it, he said: “The percentage of your pupils achieving five or more A* to C grade GCSEs, including English and maths, shows that your school is one of the top 100 performing non-selective state-funded schools in England.
“The results are a shining testament to the hard work and success of your staff, governors and pupils.”