A SECONDARY school is celebrating some of the 'best results in the school’s recent history' after pupils yesterday collected their GCSEs.

Park View Academy, in Chester-le-Street, welcomed a number of students celebrating their results with parents, loved ones, peers and school staff and looking forward to their futures.

Andy Finley, Headteacher, said “I am delighted to see many of our students rewarded for their efforts and what is a very important day for them. We are incredibly happy with the way our stunning students have performed at all levels and in all qualifications whether they are GCSEs, BTECc or other vocational qualifications.

"Many of our students will stay on to Sixth Form where we hope they can build on these results in their A Level and Level 3 subjects in two years time.

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"Whilst these results are a fine reward for a truly lovely year group it is also great to see how the group have grown and matured together.

"Results days like these are important but the skills our students have developed over time in the school is a real testament to their approach to wider school life and the work all their teachers have done to help them and it is nice to see these students flourish in this regard.

"I am looking forward to see where their potential takes them and feel privileged to have been part of their journey.

"These GCSE results add to the great performance of the school at A Level last week and shows that the school is going from strength to strength on the back of a strong Ofsted visit too.

"We really appreciate the work of our exceptional staff and support from parents and families. The future is very bright indeed for this crop of talented students and all associated with the school."