Chipping Norton School is in high spirits after more than a third of pupils achieved top marks in their A-Levels.

39 per cent of all grades awarded to students at the school were either A* or A, with 92 per cent achieving A* to C.

Headteacher, Barry Doherty, couldn’t be happier with the performance of his pupils.

He said: “I am delighted to share the news that the extraordinary commitment, energy and belief amongst our students and their teachers have resulted in a tremendous set of examination results.

“Across every subject, our outstanding sixth form can now celebrate the impact of the hard work undertaken by students and staff.

“We have succeeded in overcoming the hurdles presented in recent years by focussing our endeavours on the thing within our control - a great curriculum that delivers the highest quality teaching, learning and assessment.

“Our community deserves this day after the challenges of the last few years.”

Deputy headteacher, Alan Trainer, is proud to see the success spread across a wide range of subjects and disciplines.

Over two-thirds of all entries secured A* to B grades in the following subjects further mathematics (100%); drama and theatre (100%); mathematics (89%); English language and literature (86%); chemistry (85%); physics (75%); fine art (75%); history (71%); sociology (70%); biology (69%) and English literature (69%).

Mr Trainer said: “Our highly accurate assessment over the past two years has enabled teachers to work very closely with all students.

“My colleagues’ knowledge of each student is exceptional and these results reflect this fact and the joint commitment to secure superb outcomes and destinations.

“We continue to welcome a record number of external students to our outstanding sixth form because they are attracted to the exceptional level of pastoral care, academic provision and high expectations that we are committed to securing for all students.”