A school says it is celebrating “excellent” GCSE results achieved by Year 11 pupils this year.

Students at Normanhurst School in North Chingford were among youngsters across the country who have been given results determined by their teachers today, with pupils only assessed on what they have been taught during the pandemic.

The school says that 96 per cent of grades achieved were at grade 4 or above, equivalent to a previous grade C or higher, with 62 per cent at grades 7-9, equivalent to the previous grades A*or A.

Headmistress Jacqueline Job said: “This year has been an incredibly challenging year for our pupils and I am incredibly proud of their hard work, resilience and commitment towards their studies.”

She also highlighted individual performances, including one student called Emily achieving 9’s in all nine subjects, with pupils Hamza, Will and Alexa getting nine passes with eight at grades 8 or 9.

Jacqueline added: “I am pleased to be able to see pupils progress onto the next stage of their education, with a thirst for learning and determination to succeed. Their success is very well-deserved and is a testament to the pupils and teachers.

“They are well equipped and ready to continue learning, as well-rounded and good citizens. They leave Normanhurst to join some outstanding schools and colleges, as well as some apprenticeship programmes.  I wish them all the very best for the future”.