Yarm School is celebrating outstanding GCSE results with two-thirds of all pupils achieving the new grade 7 or above – significantly higher than regional and national averages.

Almost a quarter of the year group achieved a grade 9, the highest possible in the new system, in Mathematics. A fifth of the year group sat Further Mathematics, and half of the candidates were awarded the maximum, A* distinction which is only available in Further Mathematics.

Eleven pupils achieved the impressive feat of ten or more 9/8 grades (number of subjects achieved in brackets): Emily Clements (11), Ayra Cheema (10), Alex Dunn (10), Eesha Gujjuri (10),  Yash Gulve (10), Aislinn Kalyan (11), Dominic Lowe (11), Kirsty Macleod (10), Ayetallah Mostafa (12), Aditya Raviprakash (11) and Lucy Wilkinson (11).

Headmaster David Dunn said: “I am extremely proud of the pupils and their teachers for their hard work and determination, which is reflected in this set of outstanding results.

“These results follow on from last week’s superb A level results which saw us comfortably placed as the highest performing school in the area.

It is especially pleasing to that these high grades have been achieved in traditional academic subjects, which are valued by top universities and employers.”