Students at St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy are celebrating their GCSE results.

Sarah Lancett, Acting Head of School at St Thomas More, said: “Well done to the students of St Thomas More. We are delighted to see 20% of our students getting the very top grades, this is testament to their hard work and that of the teaching staff.

“Students have made significant progress since mock exams earlier in the year. We are pleased to see an improving picture for our students with SEND and our vulnerable students.

“Our results follow the national trend and we are exceptionally proud of our students for the tenacity they have shown during their secondary education years.”

Eliza Farla (pictured left) said: “After the exams I was expecting to get 7s or 8s in English and RE. To get 9s has made me so happy. I have really enjoyed being at St Thomas More, the staff have been very supportive over the time here. I’m now going on to Aquinas to study Music Tech, Graphics and Media.”

Elizabeth Orton was celebrating a fantastic set of results. She said: “I got 7 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and a 6! I am speechless. I wasn’t expecting to get anywhere near these results. I’d like to thank the whole school for their support.”

Head Boy Digby Evans said: “I am very pleased with my results. I got one 5 and then 6s and 7s. I feel like my hard work has paid off. I’d like to thank the teachers and staff for everything they have done for me. I’m now going on to study A-levels in Geography, Business and Sports Science.”