Cranleigh School is celebrating record-breaking results at A-level, with almost 30 per cent of pupils achieving A-A* grades, and overall pass rate of almost 100 per cent.
Despite significant changes in education policy, and recent national warnings from examination boards on potentially volatile results, the school has maintained its strong academic results with year-on-year improvement.
This year’s results are the strongest ever at the top grade awards, with more than 50 per cent of A2 in the A*/A category.
Director of studies, David Boggitt, said: “Our students have worked extremely hard, supported by the dedication of both tutors and parents, and we’re delighted to see these individuals celebrating today.
“There’s a strong sense of collaboration between staff and pupils in the School’s top years and it’s fantastic to see what that can achieve.
“We’re all looking forward to building on these results in the coming academic year.”
Cranleigh’s overall pass rate was 99.71 per cent, with 80 per cent of students achieving three A* to C grades, 59 per cent gaining three A* to B grades, and 28 per cent securing A-levels all graded at A*/A.
The following students all achieved three A* graded A-levels: Hattie Allison, Georgia Beaumont, Sebastian Haddock, Cameron Henderson, Nathaniel McAleese-Park, Louisa Richards, Katarzinya Sowa, and Angus Young. Karthik Suresh was awarded four A* graded A-levels.
Hattie Allison, who is deferring university for a year, said: “It is nice to think that all of the hard work over the last five years at Cranleigh has paid off and it is largely to do with the support from all the amazing staff.
“I am so happy to have achieved the grades I need and can’t wait to start the next stage of my academic career after some time off.”
The vast majority of Upper VIth students have had their university places confirmed, with 80 per cent having been accepted by their first choice university, and a small number going on to professional rugby contracts and arts foundation courses.