RUNCORN’S Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy is celebrating another brilliant set of GCSE results this year with 66 per cent of students achieving 5A*- C including English and maths.

Academy principal,Mark Wyss, said: "Our students have, yet again, excelled themselves and should be really proud of their tremendous achievements."

Students Matthew Horton, Sam Kendrick, Lewis Roberts and Zoe Longworth achieved 9A*/A grades, Jonathan Shaw gained 8A*/A grades and Holly Godden, Joe Bellis and Josh Hewitt followed closely behind with 7A*/A grades.

Executive principal, John Rigby, said: "These excellent results demonstrate the hard work of our students, their dedication to their studies and the total commitment of the teaching staff.

“We have recently been acknowledged in the media as being one of the top five schools across the region for the outstanding quality of our teaching, achieving a five star commendation."

The Murdishaw school’s French results were up eight per cent on last year.

Out of the 100% A*-C pass rate, 47% of students achieved grades A or A*.

Holly Godden was thrilled to discover that she had scored the maximum 300 marks. Year 9 student, William Vichos also made history becoming the first pupil with a grade A* in Greek.

Assistant principal and head of maths, Ben Barry commended the efforts of two students. He said: “Josh Hewitt and Matthew Oakes are such outstanding mathematicians that they weren't satisfied with simply achieving A* when they were in Year 10.

“ This year they went on to achieve distinctions in additional maths as well as FSMQ Level 3 in both Statistics and Algebra. “This is amazing for students so young and they are now looking forward to the challenges of maths and further maths at A Level."