Over half of GCSE grades issued at Pinner High School were a 7 or above.

In fact a number of young people at the school scored a string of grade 9s after discovering their GCSE results this morning (August 12).

Traditional A*-G grades have been scrapped in England and replaced with a 9-1 system amid reforms, with 9 the highest. Grade 4 is broadly equivalent to a C grade, and a 7 broadly equivalent to an A.

Talhat Al Jibawi, who achieved ten grade 9s, and one grade 8, said: “I am very content about my grades, which wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Mr Woolf and all of my teachers! For Sixth Form I am studying Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths.

“I plan to study engineering at a top university and Pinner High has already prepared a full course, packed with materials and resources, to allow us to learn all about how to get into these top universities.

“Today I will be celebrating with my family and I’m looking forward to my future at Pinner High School.”

Sona Inpakulendran, who received six grade 9s and four grade 8s as well as a grade 7, said: “I am more than proud of myself for achieving the grades I have received.

“Exam seasons were definitely stressful but the school did not fail to support us in any way they could and therefore a huge thank you is to be shared to the teachers who helped make everything possible.

“For that reason I definitely don’t hesitate to return to Pinner High school for Sixth Form where I will be studying Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths in the hopes of pursuing a degree in medicine at university.”

She added that she has distinct memories at the school, including transformational school trips to the Hillingdon Outdoor Adventure Centre and Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden.

Headteacher Chris Woolf said: “Today is a day of celebration for Pinner High School’s Trailblazers. Their GCSE results are absolutely stellar and a testament to their dedication, hard work, and general brilliance.

“They are a very special group of young people and today’s results will open doors for them for the rest of their lives. Setting up a new school requires an optimistic outlook and Pinner High School thrives on this positivity.

“To see this reflected in such glorious grades for our first results is a cause for significant celebration. It is a whole community effort. We owe immense thanks to an utterly wonderful group of very talented staff, to the other schools in Harrow for their unwavering support, to Governors, Trustees and the Pinner High parents for their faith in our school. Our students have done exceptionally well.

“Over half of all grades across all 23 subject areas are a 7 or above, which is extraordinary. Congratulations Trailblazers!”