Brilliant exam results have rounded off a fantastic year for All Hallows Catholic High School.
The Penwortham school has just recorded its best GCSE results ever with 83 per cent of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades including the benchmark English and maths.
Headteacher Chris Riding was overjoyed and said that following an Ofsted inspection which described the school as outstanding for the third time, the record results were“fantastic.”
He added: “They have been a wonderful year group, they really have, and have got the results they deserved.
“Pupils worked really hard and considering all the talk about maths, English and science grades going down that’s certainly not the case here.”
Nationally heads were expecting to see a fall in the core subjects because the Government ordered exam bodies to make tests harder in a bid to stop grade inflation and improve standards.
Mr Riding said that the controversial English Baccalaureate measure for the school was 61 per cent, way above the national average
He added: “It has been a fantastic year and we couldn’t have done it without the wonderful support from parents and we are looking forward to the new year.”