Councillor Shabnum Sadiq, cabinet member for children and schools, said: “We would like to wish all of our students the very best for the next stage of their education. As they receive their GCSE results today, their hard work and dedication to their studies should be celebrated. Speaking for the whole council we are very proud of you all.
“This year’s results show again what fantastic GCSE results have been achieved across the borough, and we are proud to confirm our town has maintained its high standards of education.
“We are extremely lucky to have such excellent teachers and support staff who help our students achieve their potential. Today is a day to thank them and acknowledge how they educate, guide and inspire our young people through their academic life.
“As always, making sure our children receive the very best education is one of the council’s top priorities. We want young people to feel confident about their futures and enjoy school life. The council will continue to work in partnership with all our schools to help our young people achieve the very best outcomes.”