The area's best performing schools have been revealed.

Figures released by the Department for Education show how well schools did in this summer's GCSE results.

This is the second year schools have been ranked using the Attainment 8 grading system after changes were made to how exams are assessed.

Attainment 8 is an average score across eight subjects taken at GCSE, which includes English and maths.

Progress 8 marks the progress made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

The Cotswold School topped the charts with a Progress 8 score of 0.41 and an Attainment 8 of 56.4, both above the national average.

Headteacher Will Morgan said he was 'delighted', particularly with the Progress 8 score."There's a lot of positives to be enjoyed," he said.

Mr Morgan also praised the 'outstanding teachers doing a great job'.

Malmesbury School was also ranked above average following its GCSE results.

Gloucestershire's Attainment 8 score of 49.4 was higher than the national average of 44.3 and its Progress 8 score was 0.02, just above the average of -0.02.

Wiltshire also had a Progress 8 score of 0.02 but a slightly lower Attainment 8 of 48.2.

Progress 8:

Cotswold Academy 0.41

Malmesbury 0.31

William Romney 0.22

Kingshill -0.01

Deer Park -0.05

Farmor's -0.11

Attainment 8:

Cotswold Academy 56.4

Malmesbury 55.4

William Romney 50.7

Kingshill 48.6

Deer Park 47.7

Farmor's 49.9

There was no data available for Rendcomb or Westonbirt.