DELIGHTED Denbigh High School has celebrated an increase in the highest GCSE grades this year.

Students and teachers at Denbigh High School are celebrating a successful set of GCSE results, with a significant increase in the number of students achieving at least five A*/A grades, and an overall improvement in performance.

The number of students attaining five or more A*-C grades has exceeded the school’s target.

Amongst the top performers was Morgan Rowlands, who claimed an impressive 11A* grades and 1A.

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It was also a brilliant day for Katie McCall, with 11A*s and an A.

Ffion Clarke picked up 6A*/A grades, 3Bs and a C, while Ellie Lyon secured 3A*s, 4As and 3Bs.

Also celebrating was Abbie Williams, who achieved 9A grades and 2Bs, and Hannah Davies was thrilled with 5As, 5Bs and a C.

Josh Clarke picked up 5As, 4Bs and 2Cs.

Three students have secured places to study performing arts next year.

Ella Roberts will study at the SLP College in Leeds, while Erin Davies and Ellie Brown will both attend LIPA in Liverpool.

Denbigh High School headteacher Dr Paul Evans was delighted with the results.

He said: “I would like to congratulate all our year 11 students for achieving success in their GCSE results, which follows on from our fantastic A-level results last week.

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“These results have provided our learners with a solid foundation upon which to pursue their chosen career paths and we wish them ongoing success.

“Achieving this set of results reinforces our commitment to ensuring the highest possible standards for all our students.

"This involves a huge team effort and I would like to thank the students, staff, governors, parents and carers for their tremendous hard work and support.”