A CHIPPING Norton school is celebrating record results for its Upper Sixth.

Nearly half of the entries at Kingham Hill School have been graded at A* or A, with a 98 per cent pass rate.

Headmaster, Nick Seward said: "Our pupils have risen to the challenge of more rigorous reformed A-levels, and their achievements have been made possible by a phenomenally dedicated and talented cadre of teachers.

"I'm very proud of the young men and women this school produces. Their academic standards are matched by maturity and common sense, and they deserve their success."

Head of Sixth Form, Helena Berkeley said: "I am thrilled that our pupils have achieved such brilliant results and particularly delighted that so many have realised their university aspirations.

"There are too many individual success stories to mention but I am incredibly proud of all our Upper Sixth leavers and hope to see them back on the Hill as alumni."

Deputy Head Tim Bostwick added: "With all-new linear A-levels, schools were taking a step into the unknown this year, but at Kingham we have been delighted with how staff and pupils have risen to this challenge and delivered outstanding results.

"They can be justifiably proud of the blood, sweat and tears that have gone into the last two years, and they can now look forward to reaping the rewards of all their hard work and dedication."