One in four pupils at Northampton School for Girls achieves five or more A* or A grades

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The headteacher of Northampton School for Girls has praised pupils and staff for producing an “outstanding” set of GCSE results.

A total of 71 per cent of pupils achieved five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and Maths and 35 per cent achieved the English Baccalaureate.

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One in four students achieved five or more A/A* and 49 girls achieved eight or more A or A*.

Julia Harley, headteacher, said, “our Year 11 girls deserve high praise for this outstanding set of results. They have worked extremely hard and have made us very proud.”

Top performing students included Lucy Porter who managed 12 A*s.

The teenager said: “When I first looked at my results I had to keep checking as I couldn’t believe the results I’d achieved.”

Many other students also achieved all As and A*s, including Aoife Alder, Zoe Allen, Meg Bamford, Katie Bunting, Maisie Drewell, Alice Findlay, Clarrie Jackson, Andrea Loftus, Becky Lyon, Niamh Murphy, Kirsten Noble, Elena Osmani, Grace Reynolds, Maddy Smith, Kirsty Wagstaff, Katie Walsh, Lucy Howard, Lucy Evans and Natalie Atkinson.

A great number of students also achieved all A* to B grades, including Daniela Johnstone, Amy Pattison, Lara Tinant, Becky Larkham, Frankie Gibson, Michaela Gough, Rianna Forskitt, Chloe Green, Megan Hillery and Molly Brittain amongst others.

Carly Waterman, deputy headteacher, said: “So many of this year’s cohort have achieved exceptional results. The amount of As and A*s achieved by our girls is fantastic, and is a testament to their talent and determination.”

Paige Anderson, Reema Ahktar and Sophie Greenfield, were also singled out for praise for their results by the school.

Sarah Timms, assistant headteacher, said: “We are delighted for all of our girls, but we have particular admiration for those who have shown great determination in difficult circumstances.”