Sixth formers and staff at co-educational school Alleyn’s, in Dulwich, were left smiling from ear to ear after achieving their best ever set of A* results.
This year, 39 per cent of grades were A*s and 77 per cent were either A* or A.
Overall, 92 per cent of all grades achieved were A*, A, or B.
It was a standout performance for the school, with almost 60 per cent of the students achieving at least three A grades, and 27 individual students gaining three A* grades or better.
Headteacher Dr Gary Savage said: “I am delighted for our boys and girls, their parents, and for our community all of whom work so hard to support, steer and encourage the students to enable them to achieve such fantastic outcomes.
“Our Leavers of 2017 have achieved a record-breaking proportion of A* grades, which is incredibly impressive.
“Crucially, all our boys and girls also leave us with a kind and positive outlook, strengthened over the years by our enduring school ethos which equally values the co-curriculum, the building of character and the forging of lifelong friendship.
“Alleyn’s is undoubtedly one of the very best co-educational schools in the country, and I am very proud indeed of what is being achieved here.”
Head of upper school Dr Rob Atkinson added: “We are incredibly pleased for our students and proud of their personal achievements.
“Already, 92 per cent of our boys and girls have accepted places at UK and overseas universities or on other specialist courses, and we are confident that today marks the beginning of an exciting future for them. We wish them all the best for the adventures and opportunities ahead and have high hopes for their future success.”
Alleyn’s, which will celebrate the 400th anniversary of its foundation in 2019, was one of the first schools of its kind to become fully co-educational back in 1976.