There were plenty of smiling faces at The King's School, Ottery St Mary, as students received their A-level and BTEC results this morning (Thursday, August 17). 

The school said it is 'keen to take this opportunity to celebrate the hard work of our young people and the staff that have supported them over the past two years'.

It said the students have achieved well, with many individual successes, and are now able to move on to their next steps in education or employment.

Some of the highest attaining students gained three or more A*/As and a number are progressing to top universities including Oxford and Cambridge. 

The school said it also wishes to recognise the achievements of other students who are delighted with the grades they have achieved as a result of their hard work. There are many success stories among students who found education over the past two years a challenge, for a variety of reasons, and the resilience they demonstrated makes results day 'a very special day'.

Headteacher Rob Gammon said: “This set of examination results has been achieved in the context of an incredibly difficult few years for students. 

"Their resilience has been remarkable, given the challenges that they have faced. 

"It is because of this that we take great delight in celebrating the achievements of our students.  These results would also not have been possible without the support of parents and carers and the hard work of staff at the school. I would like to thank all those who have contributed to another successful year for the The King's School community.”