THE ROYAL School is celebrating the hard work and commitment of its Year 11 pupils, who have today (Thursday) received their GCSE qualifications with strong performances across all subjects.

Mrs Pippa Smithson, head at The Royal School said: “As ever, our GCSE cohort have done extremely well in the grades they have been awarded today. But they have achieved a great deal more that is worth recognition and celebration.

"Over the past 18 months, they have dealt with uncertainty regarding exams and lockdowns; they have adapted quickly and engaged impressively when they were required to learn from home. They have developed the skills that every employer looks for - resilience, an ability to focus on what they can control and tenacity. I am incredibly proud of them.”