High school students have been celebrating their GCSE exam results with many enrolling into their school’s sixth form.

West Hatch High School headteacher Daniel Leonard said: "Results days are always a stressful enough time for our students but having had to deal with the disruption to their lives and their studies over the last two years, our students are finally able to celebrate their hard work and plan for their next two years of study."

"This year’s students have worked so hard under such challenging circumstances and within an ever-changing landscape.

"They should be very proud of what they have achieved. We all certainly are.

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"The results our students have achieved this year are the culmination of their diligence and dedication.

"We look forward to seeing so many of them return to our school in September ready to start the next stage in their lives."

The Sixth Form at West Hatch offers A-level and vocational courses, work shadowing, Extended Project Qualification, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and opportunities to trek and travel abroad.

The headteacher added: "I hope our Year 11s can now relax for the summer and prepare themselves for the road ahead.

"I’m sure I speak for all of our students in thanking the staff who have helped them to achieve such fantastic results.”

Details of courses open for recruitment and information regarding the school's Sixth Form Open Events for the next year’s intake will be available on Monday, September 6.