PUPILS of Wellington School celebrated some excellent GCSE examination results this week.

Their hard work, dedication, and resilience during a challenging few years made the school’s teachers and parents proud of what the pupils achieved.

They were rewarded for work both in the classroom and while contributing to the busy co-curricular life of the school, all in the face of considerable challenges.

Headmaster Eugene du Toit said Wellington’s results were well above the national average, with many pupils achieving top grades across the board.

Mr du Toit said: “It was a delight to celebrate the achievements of a pupil who joined Wellington in year 10 from Ukraine.

“He arrived speaking very little English and has shown remarkable determination in achieving a very impressive set of grades.

“We celebrate and applaud the achievements of all our pupils.

“They have worked hard and have reason to feel proud of what they have accomplished.”

Pupils will be returning to Wellington School in September to begin their A-Level or BTEC studies and will be joined by a record number of 25 new sixth form students, made up of local, UK boarding, and overseas students.

They will enjoy a spacious sixth form centre and will be able to take advantage of extensive academic, co-curricular, and leadership opportunities on offer in Wellington.