Students, teachers and parents across the region were celebrating after picking up their GCSE results today.

A number of schools in the area have told the Gazette that they have had 'record-breaking' years, with Yate Academy again placing itself amongst the top in the country.

Other schools including Renock, KLB, Chipping Sodbury and Brimsham Green enjoyed successful results as well.

Schools in Thornbury, Castle and Marlwood, also celebrated success.

Take a look at our photo gallery from the day to see the smiling faces of students.

Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Employment Councillor Erica Williams and Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage joined students at Yate Academy and Marlwood School this morning as they collected their results.

Cllr Williams said: “I want to congratulate all our students who are collecting their results today.

“It is always a nervous moment to open that envelope but we know that they have worked extremely hard to achieve these grades and should be very proud of their individual successes. Our thanks go out to all pupils and school staff for their hard work and dedication to achieve these excellent results.

“Going forward is a big step for students after their GCSEs, whether they are moving on to sixth form, college, apprenticeships or employment and I want to wish them all the best of luck whatever they go on to do.”

She added: “Improving school standards is the Council’s number one priority and it is important to learn from what our more successful schools like Yate are doing. We have the answers in South Gloucestershire and we need to get better at spreading that best practice across the district.”