Cedars Upper School in Linslade says it has been a superb morning for its students as the teenagers ripped open their GCSE results envelopes.
Headteacher Steve Palmer said pupils achieved the best set of GCSE results in the school’s history.
He said: “There has been a huge increase on last year’s results and the students have beaten every target set for the year group.
“To achieve 73% for 5 or more A*-C with English and Maths is fantastic, and when you consider the challenging target for this cohort was 66% it emphasises what they have achieved.”
Mr Palmer added that both English and Maths had excelled, with best-ever results – both departments achieved 86% for A*-C grades, and in Maths a third of all students gained an A* or A grade.
He said: “Teachers in these departments, along with all other departments, have gone the extra mile for the students and the range of support on offer has been excellent.
“When I saw students walking down Heath Road in early May, at 6.30 in the morning, looking at revision books, I knew this was a committed year group! Over 50 students in the year group have secured 5 or more passes at A* or A grade.
“The year group is made up of many stories of students overcoming adversity and showing great resilience to achieve such amazing success, and we wish all of the students the very best for the future, whether they are staying with us for a further two years, or moving on to new adventures.”