PUPILS in Pencoedtre High School, Barry, have celebrated a “phenomenal set” of GCSE results.

The school was delighted with its 16-year-olds who this year achieved superb results across the board with 72 per cent its pupils getting at least a C-grade in English; 62 per cent getting at least a C-grade in mathematics/numeracy; and 68 per cent of its pupils getting at least a C-grade in science.

Additionally, 59 per cent of its pupils got at least five good GCSE qualifications, including English and mathematics; and 17 per cent of its pupils achieved at least 5A*/A grades.

Pencoedtre High School, head teacher Tyrone Davies said: “It’s my best experience as a school leader.”

Year 11 head teacher, Charlotte Dix said: “I am very proud of my pupils who had worked extremely hard, got the results they deserved and have matured into a lovely group.

“They are a credit to their families and to Barry.”

The school’s highest achievers were: Bethan Thomas who achieved 8A* 1As and a distinction in additional maths; Angelina Olds with 3A* 5As and a distinction in additional maths; Isobel Stevens 2A* 5As; Ina Lalik – 2A* 6As; Joscelin Hall 4A* 3A; Megan Kerslake 1A* 7As; and Charlotte Dobbs 3A*s 5As

Ffion Spence passed all her exams, including achieving 5 As at the same time as representing Wales (U17) at football this year.

This summer’s results were the icing on the cake after a successful first year for Pencoedtre High School.

Besides successfully establishing co-education for 11 to 16-year-olds in the east of Barry, and welcoming boys for the first time, the school has also been working with the local authority in designing a new school building to be built and opened on its site by the autumn of 2021.

Mr. Davies added: “These certainly are successful and exciting times for Pencoedtre High School.”