Harrogate Grammar School students collected their GCSE results this morning.
Among them were triplets Jack, Sam and Tom Mitchell who between them produced no grade lower than an A and a total of 27 A*s between them.
Headteacher Richard Sheriff said: “We are delighted that our students have performed extremely well at GCSE level this year. 84 per cent of our students gained 5 A*-C grades which is one of the school’s best results ever, even more impressive is that 25 per cent of the cohort gained 8 or more A* or A grades.
“The results are outstanding in terms of outcomes and progress when measured against the Ofsted standards and are a credit to the students and the staff who supported them to success.
“This year there is even more ‘turbulence’ in the examination system than ever before and Ofqual has made it clear that standards have been raised so these results are even more impressive when viewed in this wider national context.”
He continued: “There are tremendous results across the full range of subjects including within Languages, an area the school has a particular specialism in. Our musicians also had a great year with all the candidates gaining at least a C grade and almost 40% gaining an A* or A.
“With so many good results across the subjects it is very difficult to highlight just one or two areas.
“Particularly impressive is that 36 per cent of grades were at A* -A.”
“The majority of our students will now join us in the Sixth Form where once again this year results were excellent.
“It is an absolute pleasure, and a relief, to see the enormous efforts of all our young people producing such good outcomes and setting them up so well for the next stage in their education.”