Sixth form students at Lord Williams’s School were celebrating this morning after 73% achieved between A* to C A-level grades.
The youngsters maintained last year’s figures after a record number of 239 students sat the examinations.
Of the 675 total entries, the pass rate remained high at 98%, with 44% of grades an A*, A or B.
Headteacher David Wybron said: “It has been a great pleasure to watch them mature into such fine people over their school careers.
“Their successful results are borne out of their hard work and ability and the support of their teachers and support staff.
“I know there will be many well deserved family celebrations this week and I am sure these results will be a foundation for future achievements, in whatever areas they choose to venture.”
There were 17 students who achieved A* or A grades in three or more subjects, and three have gained Oxbridge places.
James McManus and Frances Ballaster Harriss will enrol at Cambridge University in September and Chloe Hykin will go on to study economics and management at Oxford University.
Animal-lover Katy Groves is off to Liverpool University to study veterinary science after she achieved an A* and two As in art, biology and chemisty.
She said: “It still hasn’t sunk in.”
Head of sixth form Kate Sheehan said: “It is time to celebrate the tremendous amount of hard work that has gone in to these results by students, their parents and staff.
“Our students feel relieved and happy to finally receive their results; they have made us immensely proud and I would like to wish them all the very best of luck with whatever they now go on to do.”