Secondary schools in Merton have outperformed the national average in this year's A-Levels.

More than three quarters (77.5%) of Merton students achieved A*-C grades, which is above the national average of 75.8%.

Schools across the borough achieved an impressive set of results:

At Raynes Park High School, the proportion of pupils achieving A*-B grades was up by 11% this year.

Students in the combined sixth form for Ricards Lodge High School and Rutlish School achieved 57% A* to B grades and 84% A* to C grades, both of which are above the national averages.

At Ursuline High School, the proportion of A* to B grades achieved was 58%, and for A* to C grades was 86%, both of which are above the national averages.

At Wimbledon College, students achieved 99% A* to E grades, above the national average.

At St Mark’s Academy, results at A*-A grades have improved this year by 3%.

Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Councillor Kelly Braund visited Raynes Park High School on the morning of the results.

She said: “Congratulations to everyone who received their A level results today, I can’t wait to see what brilliant things you all go on to do next.”

“This is a fantastic set of results for our secondary schools, all of which have been rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted.

"We know that families move to Merton for the education we offer and the hard work of teaching staff at our high-performing schools has shown why, as they support these young people to get the best start in life.”