SIR Thomas Rich's School has been named as one of the best schools in the county when it comes to achieving GCSE and A-level results.
Performance tables, published today by the Department for Education, reveal that 100 per cent of pupils at the school in Longlevens achieved the government benchmark of five or more GCSEs at A* to C including English and maths.
They also achieved 100 per cent in pupils achieving the new English Baccalaureate English subject area. The school was also ranked highly for A-level entry.
The EBacc sees pupils taking core subjects of English, maths, history or geography, the sciences, and a language.
This is the first year that the impact of the EBacc is fully reflected in the tables.
Full results table:
A: No of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4
B: Percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C equivalents including A*-C in both English and maths GCSEs
C: Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate English subject area
D: Average point score per A level entry
E: Percentage of A level students achieving at least 3 A levels at A8-E
Marling School in Stroud also ranked highly in pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate course.
Matthew Morgan, headteacher at Sir Thomas Rich’s in Longlevens, said: “I am absolutely delighted with the grades that the children achieved. There has been great work from all the students and staff.
“All of our pupils got more than five GCSEs or more. and 79 per cent of those students achieved an A or an A*. We are one of the top performing boys school in the country.”
The school also offers the EBacc course to its students.
Mr Morgan said: “We do not insist that our pupils take this course but 93 per cent of them did and all of them passed it. “The course does not always give students the freedom with subjects but we let the pupils decide.”
Alistair Macnaughton headmaster of the senior school at King School, Gloucester, said: “As a school we think results are very important but we do not think it is the be all and end all. If you look around the school so much hard work is done and all of it is very important.”
Meanwhile pupils in Barnwood are celebrating following improvements from the previous year.
Sarah Tufnell, headteacher at Barnwood Park Arts College, said: “We are really pleased with the progress we have made at the school. We have had a record number of students getting five or more A*-Cs and an increase on the previous year of students getting five A*-Cs with English and maths, which makes it our best results ever.
“We are delighted with the progress but realise there is still some work to be done.”
At Cheltenham Ladies’ College, 124 pupils attained five or more GCSE passes at A* or A.
Jackie Adams, vice-principal of academic at the college, said: “To give girls the best possible preparation for sixth form and higher education, the college chooses the Cambridge IGCSE specification for English language, English literature, French and History.
“This qualification is not included in the performance tables, which is why the college’s score is recorded as zero.”