BROADOAK School enjoyed unprecedented success in this year’s GCSE examination results.

Pupils performed at levels above national averages in many subjects with outstanding performances in English, Mathematics and Science.

56 per cent of pupils achieved a 4 grade or above in both English and Mathematics. This is the second highest figure in the history of the school.

Even more pleasing is the fact that a quarter achieved a grade 5 (which is a strong pass equivalent to a grade B) or above in both subjects.

66 per cent of pupils achieved a grade 4 or above in Mathematics whilst 72 per cent of pupils achieved a 4 grade or above in either English Language or English Literature.

Just as impressive is the 61 per cent of pupils who achieved a grade 4 or above in the new Combined Science GCSE.

Headteacher Lee McConaghie said: ‘Our young people should be proud of these examination results.

"This success is record breaking in many areas and a just reward for the commitment the pupils showed throughout the academic year.

"Everyone at the school has worked relentlessly to give our pupils the greatest chance of success.’

In terms of individual success, the highest achiever was Kayleigh Holland who accumulated nine GCSEs including a grade 8 (A*/A) in English Language and Science, alongside a further A grade in Digital Applications, a Distinction* in Business Studies and a grade 6 in Art.

Chief Executive of the Dean Trust, Tarun Kapur CBE said: ‘Broadoak pupils have achieved the best ever set of results showing that they can compete with pupils nationally.

"Congratulations to all of the pupils on their exam performance and I wish them continued success in the future.’