A SCHOOL is celebrating excellent A-level results which it says are a credit to students and staff.

William de Ferrers School in South Woodham Ferrers said almost half of its sixth-formers achieved grades between A* and B or the equivalent.

Around 90 per cent achieved at least three A-levels or equivalent from A* to E.

A school spokesman said: “The results for BTEC vocational subjects such as Level 3 engineering and business studies were a particular strength with 39 per cent of students achieving the highest grades of distinction* or distinction.

“One hundred per cent of students passed these qualifications.”

There were a number of outstanding pupils who received the top grades in this year’s results, including Amy Holden, Jessica Bouch, Alfie Baldry, Franklin Hadley, Scott Ellis, Jessie Wilson, Zoe Page, Bethany Reynolds, Jordan Phelps and Archie Westall.

A school spokesman said: “Well done to our students, many of whom are now off to study at universities including Durham, Birmingham, Leicester, Leeds and Exeter, and to eagerly sought-after apprenticeship schemes or employment.

“We are delighted our continued success helps young people realise their potential.”