HAPPINESS and relief swept over Sir Thomas Boteler High School as students finally got their hands on their GCSE results after months of waiting.

This summer saw some of the most outstanding GCSE results so far from the students, it has been claimed.

Pupil Charlotte Whittaker was named as the top performing pupil at Sir Thomas Boteler High School - achieving five A*s and five As.

Results in PE and in the school’s music specialism were hailed as ‘particularly impressive’ with 100 per cent achieving at least a C grade and large numbers achieving A and A*.

Retiring head teacher John Sharples said: “It’s not just exam results these young people are taking away with them.

“They have played a key role in the life of the school and have developed into fine citizens.”

Pupil Lucy Meakin could also not wipe the smile off her face after picking up two A*s and eight As.

"I'm really pleased. You have so long to wait for your results. I am just relieved."