The Cotswold School is celebrating another year of remarkable GCSE results.

80 per cent of students achieved the benchmark of five or more 9-4 grades, including maths and English.

35 per cent of all grades were 9-7.

34 students at the school gained grades 9-7 in eight or more of their GCSE's.

And 45 per cent of students achieved the EBacc Award, which represents achievement in the most rigorous GCSE subjects, a result well above the national average.

Mr Morgan, principal said: “At a time of huge change in the GCSE syllabus and examinations*, our ethos, ‘the pursuit of academic excellence and individual achievement within a caring community’, could not be truer this year.

"We believe each individual can achieve, and should have an opportunity to do so and I am delighted for so many students who have shown real resilience and sheer hard work to gain well deserved and outstanding awards.

"This year’s set of results truly reflect our school-wide commitment to teaching and learning excellence and our dedication to the individual. Well done.”

Barney Hotten achieved eight grade 9s, one grade 8 and an A in the Additional Mathematics Qualification.

Bethan Powell gained seven grade 9s, one grade 8 and one grade 7.

Robert Dobson earned five grade 9s, one grade 8, two grade 7s and an A in the Additional Mathematics Qualification.

Mr Smith, head of Key Stage 4 and assistant principal added: “These results demonstrate the remarkable resilience of the students to achieve fantastic results.

"I’m incredibly proud that so many have performed extremely well and I’m delighted that all their hard work has paid off and they can progress to their next chosen paths, mostly staying on to the Sixth Form here at The Cotswold School.

"Our commitment to pastoral care has once again supported students on what can be a challenging year.

"I believe this success is through creating even stronger and closer links with parents and the school through regular communications and updates.

"Behind these fantastic headlines, what I’m also proud of are those individual students who have overcome some personal challenges and who have achieved GCSE awards with the help of dedicated support of staff who have gone the extra mile for all of our students and who should be proud of today’s results.

"Thank you to parents, staff and well done to the class of 2019!”