Pupils in Lancashire are once again celebrating after chalking up some impressive GCSE results.
County Councillor Phillippa Williamson, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: “Our students deserve to be justifiably proud of themselves. These results are the reward for a great deal of hard work by pupils and their teachers to meet the demands of the challenging requirements of this year’s GCSE exams. They will stand them in good stead for the future.
“Standards are high in our schools, and compare well to those nationally. Sustaining high performance during a time when changes were being made to the exam system is important to us, and we’ve achieved that.
“Since I became cabinet member I’ve been constantly impressed by what I see in our schools. I’m so proud of our families, teachers and school staff who have worked very hard to support our pupils.
“Our ambition in Lancashire is for all children and young people to reach their full potential, no matter what their starting point is. Our GCSE results this year demonstrate we are getting it right for many of our young people and we are very proud of that.
“I’d like to congratulate and thank our students themselves for all their hard work, and also our teachers. They are a credit to us.
“However, we will not become complacent and we will continue to strive for the highest standards so that every single young person in Lancashire achieves the very best they can. We will be working with our schools supporting the drive for them to carry on achieving and improving in the new academic year.”