Epping St John’s School celebrated some good core subject results in the second year they were graded through a new system.

While most subjects have been switched from alphabetical to numerical grading this year, English and Maths trialled the system in 2017.

At the Bury Lane school, there has been a 12 per cent improvement in the number of students achieving grade 5 and above in maths, rising from 29 per cent to 41 per cent.

Overall, 61 per cent of students achieved grade 4 and above in English and maths.

Jo Daniels and Emma Ruffles, co-heads, said: “We are really delighted to see the school has continued on its upward trajectory with regards to student outcomes.

"More importantly, students have been given opportunities to thrive and excel and be prepared for the next stage of their educational journey.

"We are especially excited as many of these will be remaining here with us at Epping St John’s in the sixth form.

“We are so lucky to have such dedicated students, staff and parents/carers at Epping St John’s who really perform and work as a family.”

Top performing students including Ruby Pradun and Georgie Thomas, who both got 11 subjects graded 7 or above, Milli Wilson with 10 subjects graded 7 or above and Lucy Gallagher with nine subjects graded 7 or above.