Nearly 130 pupils at Northampton School for Boys opened their GCSE results to find they had got at least one A grade or above this morning.
The 2016 cohort of year 11 pupils included “international sportsmen and superb artists, musicians and actors,” according to head of year Chris Armstrong, with the amount of students gaining five GCSEs including English and Maths rising to 83 per cent.
Headmaster, Richard Bernard said: “I am absolutely delighted for all the students and staff that they have been rewarded with such a fantastic set of grades which maintain the upward trajectory of GCSE outcomes at the school in recent years.
“Last year we were recognised by a letter from the Minister of State for Schools as one of the top performing schools for GCSE in the country and this year our results are even better.”
An impressive 129 students achieved at least one A grade or more, while 60 students got a minimum of five A grades.
The top performers included Filip Lalovic, Alexander Marks, David Amor-Segan, Jacob Polnyj, Dilogen Muraleetharan and Jack Wilson-Fowler, who all got nine A grades or above.
Sixth form director, Deirdre Kennedy, said: “What is really important is that so many boys seeking a place in our sixth form will have the grades needed to begin their A-level courses and their excellent grades will put them in a strong position when applying to the best universities in two years’ time.
“I am confident that they and our external students will together adapt well to the rigorous requirements of sixth form study, particularly in light of the more challenging linear A Levels that were introduced last September.”