York High School: Fantastic students have performed really well

York High School. Photograph: The school’s Facebook page

Rod Sims, headteacher at York High School, said: “We are delighted at York High School that the system now being used to award the GCSEs reflects accurately the hard work that the students and staff have put in, not just this year, but in previous years.

“We were extremely worried that a school such as York High School where we have made rapid and significant progress would have been penalised by a mathematical formula that did not know our students or our school.

“We have some fantastic students who have performed really well across all ability levels continuing to build on the improvements made last year. Congratulations to all.”