Bishop Challoner Catholic secondary school are celebrating nearly four out of five of their students achieving top grades in english and maths.

The school was awash with happy faces and students celebrating at the end of the academic year.

Jody Dodgson was surprised with her results which includes four 9s, putting her amongst the very top students across the country.

She said she was "so surprised, because it all came down to one or two exams".

Head Girl Nieve Cleary achieved grade 7s in maths and RE, and Mia Scannelli managed 8s in RE and history.

There will also be a Bishops Challoner alumni at an Oxford rugby academy next year.

Tom Pender will be playing the sport alongside studying for his A-Levels.

He got a 7 & 6 in english, and said it went "pretty well" and that he "couldn't have asked for anything better".

Provisional results from the Catholic school showed that 73.6% achieved a "standard pass" in five subjects, including english and maths, equivalent to the old 5 A*-C.

Headteacher John Wright told the Gazette: "I'm delighted with the results for our young people.

"These excellent outcomes are testament to the students' hard work, determination and self-belief and are just rewards for all their efforts and hours dedicated to studying."