LAVANT House pupils have bucked the national trend for falling GCSE results with 100 per cent of pupils achieving five A*-C grades.
An equally impressive 93 per cent of all results, including English and maths, were C or above.
Kiera Ashman could hardly believe it when she opened her results slip.
She achieved seven A* grades and three As.
“I was so worried and nervous coming here this morning,” she said.
“I had worked so hard, I really put my all into it and thought to myself that if I hadn’t got the results I wanted, it would all have been for nothing. I am so relieved and can’t quite believe it.”
Thanking her teachers, Kiera said: “I wouldn’t ever have managed to do this without them, they have been so supportive.”
She will be staying at Lavant House to study maths, chemistry, biology and Spanish.
Natalya Fagerlund was equally pleased as she achieved eight A and A* grades, including a 100 per cent mark in maths.
“I hoped I’d done well but my results are even better than I could have wished for,” said Natalya.
“I felt like I’d worked hard but you never know if it’s going to be enough.
“I’m really pleased with my maths result though and can’t wait to study A Levels in maths, physics, chemistry, biology and music.”
Imogene Marsh scooped an A* in art and will return to Lavant next month to continue her artistic studies.
She based her GCSE artwork on a photograph she’d seen of her German grandfather sitting on a beach in a deckchair.
She said: “Art was never my best subject but a few years ago, it just clicked.”
Outgoing headmistress, Kate Bartholomew was thrilled when she learned the news.
“There has been a lot of press speculation over the last couple of years about inflated results at both this level and at A Level.
“Here at Lavant House we haven’t let that deter us.
“Our marvellously dedicated staff have made sure the girls have not been distracted from their task and these wonderful results, across a wide range subjects, bear that out.
“I have had the pleasure of seeing many, many girls celebrating here at Lavant during my 15 years as a teacher and latterly as headmistress and I’m sure the school will continue to go from strength to strength under the expert direction of new head teacher Caroline Horton.”