Chamber member Fulneck School posted another year of improved GCSE results - with local students and its growing number of international pupils all contributing to the success.
The highlight of the performance was an increase in the number of A* and As - no fewer than one-in-three grades across the board achieved these rankings. The School also bucked the national trend by achieving an improvement in Mathematics grades - 86% of all students achieved C or above.
Other stand-out results included:
• 38% of girls achieved A* and A grades
• 93% of girls achieved 5 or more A* - C grades
• 71% of girls achieved 5 A* - C grades, including English and Mathematics
• 81% of all pupils achieved 5 or more A* - C grades
• 64% of all pupils achieved 5 or more A* - C grades, including English and Mathematics
• 66% achieved A* or A in Religious Education
The School's very own "A-team" was spearheaded by Megan Freeman from New Farnley, Leeds, who joined in Year 7, and was awarded 6 A* and 5 A grades. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Lee from Gildersome, Leeds, who joined the school in Nursery, has also progressed to gain 5A* and 6A grades.
Other star performers included:
Luke Qian, from Hong Kong, who joined the school in Year 10 with very little English. He achieved 6A*, 2A, and 2B grades, including a B in English Language and Literature.
Carmen Olmos, from Segovia in Spain, achieved 9 GCSE passes - 1 A*, 2A, 5B, and 2C grades - with English as her second language. Another Spanish student, Patricia Fernandez Menendez, from Madrid, also achieved 9 GCSEs.
And Mohammad Hormodi, from Bradford, who joined the school from Iran two years ago, achieved 3A*, 5A, 1B, and 2C grades.
Fulneck School Principal Deborah Newman said: “We are delighted that so many of our students have fulfilled their potential and now have a strong platform on which to take the next step in their academic journey.
"Today's results are testimony to the hard work of our students and the pool of talent among our teaching team, and the way they inspire, encourage and mentor our pupils. There is no shortage of personal triumphs in this performance. In particular, we have had a considerable number of girls achieving excellent results.
"And I would also like to pay tribute to the achievements of our international students, some of whom have not been with us for many years and came with limited English."
Founded in 1753, Fulneck School is the UK's leading inclusive independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. Nestled in glorious Yorkshire countryside on the outskirts of Leeds, the historic school is set within a peaceful village community and settlement dating back to 1739. With a strong Christian ethos, it consists of three schools, Early Years, Junior and Senior including Sixth Form. Fulneck School is a vibrant, happy, aspirational community, where we focus on one child. Yours.