STUDENTS at Helsby High School scored the highest number of points per entry of the county’s state schools in last year’s A-levels, according to league tables published recently.

The score of 226.4 was 16.2 points above average for English state funded schools and colleges and Cheshire West and Chester of 210.2.

Headteacher John Dowler said: “We are very proud that on average, each examination’s results taken by our students at Helsby at A-level is half a grade higher than in any other sixth form or sixth form college in the local authority and is significantly above the national average.”

The next highest in the county was Upton-by-Chester High School with a score of 219.7.

The Queen’s School achieved the highest point score per entry in the independent sector with 264.

Christleton, Upton and St Nicholas Catholic High School in Northwich all achieved the highest percentage of pupils achieving three or more A-levels at A*-E (96%).