Peacehaven Community School was congratulating its Year 11 students who achieved the best ever GCSE results.
A total of 57 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to Cs including English and maths, with many students exceeding their potential.
Head teacher Nicky Bassett said: “We are delighted that students’ hard work and resilience has paid off and secured them the results they deserve.
“We have also seen an increase in the number of high grades across subjects. 40 per cent of students achieved one or more A* or A grades and a staggering 65 per cent of students who took French achieved A* or A.
“This was despite news that overall nationally fewer students are obtaining higher grades.
“We are enormously proud of our students’ achievements, which would not have been possible without the dedication of our talented staff and support from parents, which is critical.”
The school highlighted some notable successes: Danielle Bunn, Annie Edwards, Olivia Jenkins, Beth Lord, Sophia Mohamadi, Beth Morgan, Madeleine Philpott and Izzy Smith who all achieved A* or A in nine or more subjects.
Jarvis Lambe, Gemma Seymour, Matthew Hooper, Margaret Gyasi-Addo, Andrew Jones, Jessica Parker, Daniel Giles-Hollis and Cheryl Parker significantly outperformed their targets, as did so many others, the school added.
Mrs Bassett said: “These results are the icing on the cake in a year which saw our students excel in rugby, football and town sports; not forgetting putting on a stunning production of The Wizard of Oz.
“We look forward to building on this success, as we enter an exciting new era, as part of the newly formed Peacehaven Co-operative Learning Trust.”