Pershore High School once again performed well in their GCSEs.

The school fared slightly worse than last year, although headteacher Phil Hanson pointed out that the qualifications were harder this year.

Some 59 per cent of pupils achieved grade four or above - and 20 per cent scored grade seven or above - in five of their GCSEs.

Overall, 72 per cent of GCSE grades at the school were four or above.

Mr Hanson said: "I am so pleased to congratulate our fabulous students on their GCSE results.

"They have been a very hardworking year group and this hard work has paid off with some excellent results.

"The new reformed GCSEs are significantly more challenging but our students have risen to that challenge and performed very well.

"I would like to pay tribute to all of their teachers who have supported the students so well and helped them to achieve their grades."