Sutton A levels students outperformed the national average this year, achieving an overall pass rate of 98.8%.

This compared to a national rate for pupils receiving A* to E grades of 97.6%.

Nationally, 25.5% of students attained A* to A grades, whilst in Sutton this figure was 33.9%.

Girls at Sutton High School GDST celebrated a particularly successful year, with the proportion of A*- B grades exceeding 75% for the third year running, compared to 60.3% across the borough.

At Greenshaw High School 73% of students achieved a pass at A*- C. Three students - Marcus Lam, Aditya Srivastava and Vithushan Vasudevan - achieved 3 A*s each.

Councillor Marian James, Chair of the People Committee at Sutton Council, said: “Our hard-working students and high-achieving schools have achieved another excellent set of results. Well done to everyone.

“The Council is ambitious for our borough and is committed to making sure that Sutton has a reputation as a great place to live, work and raise a family. These brilliant results show that we are succeeding.

“I would like to thank the teachers, governors and support staff in all our local schools who are so passionate about ensuring young people are given the best possible start in life.

“With so many opportunities open to them - whether further studies, apprenticeships or starting work for the first time - I wish all our students every success for their future.”