Students and staff at Yate Academy are celebrating another record-breaking year after their GCSE results looked set to move them into the top three per cent of schools in the entire country.

Headteacher Izzy Ambrose described the results as another ‘huge step’ forward for the academy, with the GCSE grades placing the school among the very best in the country.

“I am absolutely thrilled with these well-deserved GCSE results,” she said.

“The hard work from students and staff, along with the support from their families has made this momentous achievement possible. I am so very proud that the Academy has increased outcomes in all areas and sustained success over the last two years.

“If we had got the grades that we got this year in 2018 then we would be in the top 50 in the country.”

“We have created a sustainable environment here and we have a fantastic group of teachers and staff and are looking to keep the momentum going.

“I have loved working with this particular cohort and I wish them the very best of luck for their futures.”

There were a number of high achievers at the school with Evie G Williams, Ella Carboni, Lydia Jones, Millie Greenaway and Ethan Clack all receiving praise from staff.

Last year’s +0.69 put the school well above the national average, which is classed as 0, and in the top 4 per cent of schools in the country.

This year’s results at +0.89 may see the school break into the top 50 in the UK, once the full national picture is revealed.