NOVA Hreod Academy celebrated its best-ever GCSE results.

Overall, 71 per cent of students achieved five good GCSEs including English and maths – up from 66 per cent last year. Plus, 72 per cent achieved at least a grade four in both English and maths.

Louise Aust said: “I tried to push it to the back of my mind then suddenly it’s real and nerve-wracking. I was shocked but happy with my results.”