There were celebrations all round as students at New Mills School collected their GCSE results this morning.
This year saw the introduction of a new grading system, with most subjects being assessed on grades 9-1.
At New Mills, 73 per cent of students achieved a grade 4 (equivalent of an old grade C) in English, with 71 per cent achieving grade 4 in maths.
The school was also pleased to see the science faculty achieving a 22 per cent improvement, with 68 per cent of students achieving a grade 4 and above in combined science, with 100% of 4+ grades being achieved in physics, chemistry and music.
Headteacher Debbie McGloin said: "Our school prides itself on its broad and balanced curriculum so it is lovely to see such high attainment in both science and arts subjects."
Top achievers this year include Lorna Richardson who received nine Grade 9s and one grade 7, Zoe Bagnall who got seven Grade 9s and three grade 8s, and Neve Meats with 6 Grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 1 grade 7. In addition, Emily Body, Emily Hirst and Samuel Farley are also celebrating 13 Grade 9s, 9 Grade 8s, 4 Grade 7s, 4 Grade 6s and 1 Grade 4 between them. All these students will now be embarking on their sixth form studies with strong educational success behind them.
Debbie McGloin added: “New Mills is a truly comprehensive school, serving all the young people in our community and I am equally thrilled to be celebrating not just with our most academic students but alongside those students who may have had additional needs and achieved impressively nonetheless
"This has been a very busy and positive year for New Mills School. In September the school was judged good in all categories by OFSTED. The GCSE results today support their findings and I could not be more proud of our staff and students.”