Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Toby Savage has praised schools across the area for their fantastic achievements after the final results leaderboards were released.

He also went on to reassure the public that the council are doing everything they can to continue progress.

Cllr Savage, who is also the cabinet member for schools, skills and employment welcomed news that South Gloucestershire had improved its national ranking out of 152 authorities across the UK, with GCSE rankings moving from 125th to 104th.

Whilst the area remains below the national average, statistics show that steps are being made in the right direction. Something which Cllr Savage is delighted with.

“This news comes as a welcome boost and I want to thank and congratulate head teachers, staff, pupils and parents for the improving picture across South Gloucestershire’s schools.

"I see this as an opportunity to continue this positive momentum, with our aim to reach ever higher standards.

"We (the council) continue to lobby Central Government for more financial support, which has resulted in one of the highest increases in funding last year, and we have demonstrated this though our latest budget proposals with a £71million investment into schools, the largest ever made by this Council.”