Wade Deacon High School is celebrating another year of excellent results as students in the class of 2023 received their GCSE grades.

With GCSE results expected to fall across the country as grading returns to pre-pandemic levels, students at Wade Deacon have achieved excellent outcomes across the curriculum.

Fifty seven per cent of students achieved a Grade 5 pass in both English and Maths, with 77 per cent achieving Grade 4 or above and 19 per cent students achieved a Grade 7 or higher in both of these subjects.

In total, almost three-quarters of all entries were awarded a Grade 5 or higher, with over 50 students achieving at least one top grade. A number of students achieved exceptional results with 119 top-level Grade 9s awarded in all. 24 students achieved a full set of results at Grade 7 and above.

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Principal Simon Corner said: "I am delighted with this year's excellent GCSE results and how successful our students have been.

"Throughout the past five years, they have navigated the various challenges with maturity, resilience and real determination to achieve their potential.

"Today, we celebrate their successes as well as the work of all of our staff to guide and support our students to achieve at the highest levels. I also want to thank all of our families who have been on this journey with this and have supported us and their children every step of the way."