A RECORD haul of A Level results had Wellington School students and staff celebrating this week.

With almost half of all A Level grades awarded being the very top A*-B, it was smiles all round on results day.

As in previous years, every student from the school who applied to university has gained a place, with over 90 per cent achieving their first choice placement.

Headteacher Stuart Beeley said: “Once again we are delighted to have seen so many smiling faces on results day. Our students should be as proud of their wonderful achievements as we are. Dedication and hard work has certainly paid off”.

He added: “Collectively, students and staff have worked as a real team and we have also seen some truly wonderful individual performances with many students leaving with straight A and A* grades”.

This year, the school has seen more students than ever depart for Russell Group universities. Megan Thomson heads off to Durham to read Sociology, while Sam Riley will read Human Biology at The University of Birmingham after scooping two A*s and an A grade.

Mr Beeley continued: “The success of all students is being celebrated today. Several are set to begin professional apprenticeships in computer programming and marketing after being snapped up by international firms”.

He concluded: “Everyone leaving us today will remain a part of the Wellington community and we wish our students the very best of luck on the next step of their journey.”

But it was a student who scored three A grades to secure a place at the University of Birmingham to study physiotherapy who had the final word.

Leah Robinson said: “It has been a fabulous morning but I think we are all delighted that the wait is over!”