THE best GCSE results ever have been achieved by pupils at Ruthin School.

The students have, yet again, achieved outstanding results and this year, over 70 per cent of all grades are at A*-A.

Last year, this figure was at 65 per cent.

Over half of all grades (54 per cent) were at A*, a large increase from the 43 per cent achieved in 2018.

A number of students did particularly well, with 31 gaining more than five A* and A grades.

Most of the grades are recorded using the English 9-1 scale.

However, as the Welsh GCSE system - not followed by Ruthin School - still uses the A*-G grading system, the results have been converted for comparison purposes.

"Following on from last week’s outstanding A level performance, today’s GCSE results demonstrate that Ruthin is firmly established as one of the best academic schools in the UK," said Ruthin School principal Toby Belfield.

"Parents choose Ruthin School, first and foremost, because they want a school that will provide a robust academic education with strong support from gifted academic teachers.

"Our students will have so many opportunities in the future due to their achievement in formal examinations.

"These results end a phenomenal year for Ruthin School, that saw the opening of its £5.5m dining hall, an Estyn inspection where Ruthin School outperformed all other secondary schools in Denbighshire and continued university success, with most students gaining entry to a

Top-10 university (including seven to Oxbridge).

"Congratulations, yet again, to the students of Ruthin School!"