GCSE results: Sydney Russell

Students at Sydney Russell school took a major leap forward with today’s GCSE results.

A total of 97 per cent achieved five or more A*-C compared to 91 per cent last year.

The percentage of students achieving five or more A*-C with English and maths was 59.

Fifty-four per cent of pupils achieved A*s and As.

Headteacher Roger Leighton said: “We are very pleased, it makes a huge leap from the previous year and we have to hold on to this.”