ERMYSTED'S Grammar School says it is 'delighted' with this year's outstanding A level results.

The results, says the Skipton school, continue to reflect the high aspirations and achievement of its students.

Headmaster, Michael Evans said: "The overall picture is very pleasing and reflects both the sustained hard work and commitment of students to excellence, and the dedicated support from staff in helping students to maximise their potential."

Students have secured places in a range of institutes of higher education, including prestigious higher apprenticeships with Dyson Engineering; degree courses at Sheffield Hallam, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sheffield, Bristol, Durham and Oxbridge, and Engineering at UCL.

Assistant headteacher, Amanda Price said: "We are pleased to report that students of all abilities have been able to secure places at high calibre destinations and are well-equipped for the next stage in their education or training.

"It is very pleasing to see how successfully students have risen to the challenges of the new linear A levels."

Top performing students include Matthew Bleakley, Santosh Guru, and Duncan Marsden, who each achieved four A* grades in Maths and Sciences.

Matthew has secured a place at Warwick University to study Maths, and Santosh and Duncan will study Medicine at Cambridge and Oxford universities respectively.

Tom Barrett, Hasan Boskani, Harry Farnell, Alastair Horn, Harry Lewis, Jamie Macdonald, Will Midgley, Jed Shepherd and Frank Watkinson all achieved three A* grades and a further 24 students secured A* grades in their handful of results. Deputy headteacher, Pippa Davies said: "It has been wonderful to see so many happy students who have deservedly achieved their desired results and destinations."

Students who joined Ermysted’s Sixth Form from other schools have also secured outstanding grades and are to be congratulated, says the school.

George Squires, Joe Hudson and Lucas Turvill have excelled, achieving nine top grades between them.

"There is always some apprehension in the build-up to results, but hard-work always pays off", said Tom Hodgson, deputy head of the sixth form.

Several students expressed their thanks and appreciation for the high quality teaching they had received in their time in school.

Head Boy, Johnny Sturgeon said that Ermysted’s was a fantastic school and that he was excited about the prospect of specialising in History at New College, Oxford.