THERE were smiles all round at St Martins School on Thursday morning, as pupils collected their much-anticipated GCSE results.

One pupil in particular, Jamie Partridge, achieved the best set of results that the school had ever seen, managing to scoop six grade nines, two eights, a seven and two sixes.

Jamie is delighted with his results which he says are better than he expected.

“I’m very happy with my results, I did better than I thought I would,” he said.

“I’m going to go to Coleg Cambria in Wrexham now to do maths, physics and chemistry.”

George Beers, described how he was pleasantly surprised by his results.

“I’m quite happy with my results actually, but I’m just shocked I passed Spanish to be honest.

“I got one grade nine, five eights, one seven and one four. I’ll be going to Shrewsbury College next month.”

And Emma Hamer was also thrilled with three grade sevens, five sixes, one five and one grade four.

“A lot of them I did better than I expected. I can go and study what I’d planned now which is geography, geology and psychology at Shrewsbury College. I’m excited to see where the geology A-level can take me.”

Headteacher Ms Lovecy praised students’ efforts.

She said: “I am so proud of our year 11 students. In a small year group, every child has their own individual story.

“Some of our students’ stories are incredible. Everyone has pulled together as a team and achieved their very best.”