STUDENTS at Bowbrook House School are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results.

Just over one in five students at the school in Peopleton, near Pershore, got a ‘top’ GCSE with 21.1 per cent of students achieving a 9-7 grade. Just over three quarters who took GCSEs at Bowbrook House achieved a pass.

The number of students who achieved five or more passes at 4 and above was 73.9 per cent.

It was a good year for the sciences at Bowbrook House with a 100 per cent pass rate in physics, chemistry and biology.

Individually, Henry Rowling was the school’s top performer with six grade 8 and three grade 9 GCSEs.

Year 10 student Serra Caunt achieved an A* in the school’s first ever Turkish GCSE.

Year 10 student Seb Banfield and Year 9 student Stanley Murray achieved a grade 9 in GCSE Maths early.

Headmaster Chris Allen said: "Given the uncertainty surrounding of the new 9-1 GCSE exams I am incredibly proud of the pupils who have incredibly worked hard and done very well.

“I am also grateful to all the teaching staff who have shown tremendous professionalism in the face of trying circumstances.

“94 per cent of our grade predictions were either on or within one grade, making results day far less stressful for pupils and parents alike. But statistics and 'top' grades only tell half the story.

“I am also incredibly proud of pupils who have maximised their potential managing a new Grade 4 or Grade 5 and who have 'succeeded' in English or Maths.

“Pass or fail at GCSE is not the true measure of a school's success with its pupils and I am very proud of all our leavers.

“I wish them happy and fulfilling futures.”