A SCHOOLBOY from Urmston is celebrating a set of GCSE results more hard earned than most.

Nathan Adams-Jackson, who is the head boy at Beech Hall School in Tytherington, near Macclesfield, got six GCSEs despite challenging circumstances.

The 16-year-old spent most of the pandemic shielding due to extreme vulnerability to coronavirus.

James Allen, the headmaster at Beech Hall, said: "Nathan has developed an outstanding positive attitude to learning during his time here at Beech Hall.

"We are delighted that his hard work and determination to succeed have been recognised with these excellent results.

"He has been an active member of the school community and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours."

Beech Hall is a non-selective independent school set in 16-acre grounds.

Some 95 per cent of students at the school passed both English and Maths.