Pupils at at St Clement’s High School, Terrington St Clement with their results. Picture: Tony Jones.

GCSE exam results were released yesterday and many West Norfolk schools were celebrating improvements.

At King’s Lynn Springwood High School, students were praised for a golden performance with 66 percent achieving the higher grade C and above in English and maths.

A school spokesman said there were some outstanding performances with a number of students achieving A* and A grades.

Executive headteacher Andy Johnson said: “This is a magnificent set of results for the school.”

At Hunstanton’s Smithdon High School, 69 percent of students passed English at the higher grades and 60 percent in maths.

Headteacher Paul Marsh said: “Our GCSE results were broadly in line with prediction and we’re pleased to see many students achieving their potential.”

Students at Marshland High School celebrated a best ever year which saw 63 percent achieve A* to C in both English and maths, an  improvement on last year’s 59 percent.

A spokesman at the West Walton school said it was also  thrilled with the English language results  where 83 percent achieved an A* to C in English. There was also a rise in the number of A* and A grades.

Ella Doughty (left) the highest achieving girl at St Clement’s High School, Terrington St Clement, with her results. Picture: Tony Jones.

Headteacher Elizabeth Dormor said there results were fantastic.

“This was a superb year group who worked really hard and deserve these great results.”

David Pomfret, chief executive at Lynn’s College of West Anglia Academy Trust, said: “All of our academies have either matched or improved on their results from last year and all have secured stronger rates of progress than in 2015 which is fantastic news.”

Schools which come under the trust’s umbrella are King’s Lynn Academy where students achieved 45 percent of A* to C grades in English and maths; the King Edward VII Academy, where there was improvement with 50 percent gaining A* to C in English and maths and Downham Market Academy, where 48 percent achieved the higher grades in the two core subjects.

The school’s number of grades at A* to A had also significantly improved.

At St Clement’s High School, Terrington St Clement, the progress of students was said to be the best it has ever been by headteacher Nigel Willingham.

“It is great to see our students doing so well against the new national performance measure, it shows that more students than ever before have made good  progress.”

They achieved 52 percent of A* to C grades in English and maths.

Students at the Sacred Heart School in Swaffham achieved 75 percent at the higher grades in English and maths compared to 60 percent last year. Overall, the pass rate was 75 percent at A* to C in all subjects.