Sixth Form students were celebrating their A-level results today with over 70% of all grades at A*-C and the overall pass rate standing at 97%.

Mr Gritton said he was pleased with this year’s results.

He said: “Our students worked hard for their grades and we would like to thank our dedicated staff who supported them. Many of them are now heading off to the next step in their lives and we wish them the best of luck whether they are going to university, moving on to an apprenticeship or into employment.”

Sean McClafferty, chief executive of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust, said: “The St Ralph Sherwin Trust congratulates all our young people at St Benedict school for their achievements this summer and wish to thank staff, governors, parents and pupils for their hard work and commitment which has helped them get to this point. We wish them all the very best as they embark on the next stage of their young lives.”