Sir John Leman High School, in Beccles, celebrates GCSE successes

Sir John Leman High School, in Beccles, was celebrating a 2pc rise in students receiving five A* to C grades today.

A total of 80pc of pupils achieved this, while 50pc managed five A*-C grades, including English and maths, which was a fall of 6pc on last year.

Headteacher Jeremy Rowe said: 'The last three years have been our best three years. Obviously the changes to English have affected us as they have all the schools, but overall I am very proud of our students. We carry on going from strength to strength and have an exciting couple of years lined up.'

Particular success stories included taekwondo champion Saskia Baylis who received nine A*s and two As, Connor Bligh who received five A*s and five As, Greg Tate who received six A*s and four A*s and Jazz Smith who got five A*s and six As.