PUPILS across Shropshire have been praised for their GCSE success.

Karen Bradshaw, Shropshire Council’s director of children’s services, praised county pupils after what proved to be another successful year of results.

She said: "Warm congratulations are due to all of our pupils who sat GCSEs this year. I would like to thank everybody in our school communities, including all teaching staff, headteachers, parents and carers who have provided excellent support, guidance and direction for the pupils.

"The pupils’ achievements are testament to the hard work that they have put into their studies and the commitment and dedication that they have shown in preparation for their examinations.

"This is a vital time for young people as they progress from school to continued education at school or college or as they move into further training and employment. We wish all of Shropshire’s pupils every success in the future."