BISHOPS’ Blue Coat Church of England High School is celebrating its best ever GCSE results.

The school, which became an academy in April, announced that 83% of its Year 11 students achieved at least five A*-C GCSE grades, with almost 70% attaining five A*-C including English and maths.

High fliers included Charlotte Miles, who attained A* grades in all 10 of her GCSE subjects, Jess Handley, who gained 9A* and 1 A grade, and Chloe Woodworth, who came away with 9A* and 1 B.

Christian Gunther achieved 7A*, 2As and an A grade in AS citizenship and Helen Baker, Aimee Layden, and Melanie Poulton all collected 6A* grades with several more A grades, as did Eleanor Price, who also had an A grade in AS citizenship.

"We are extremely proud of our students," said head teacher Justin Blakebrough.

"These are wonderful results – a credit to our hard-working students and staff, confirming our status as a high performing school.

"A large number of students exceeded expectations and earned places in our sixth form. It is impressive that over half of our students gained nine or more grades A*-C. Sincere congratulations to them all!"

This is yet another cause for celebration at the school this summer, following its strong A-level results, excellent OfSTED report and outstanding denominational inspection.

For more details and pictures, see Thursday’s Chester Chronicle.