AFTER four years running Ilfracombe Academy, the school's head teacher is celebrating the best GCSE and A-level results yet.
Sharon Marshall said the school had gone from strength to strength, which has been confirmed in this year's outstanding success.
A-level pass rates at grades A to E were up 2 per cent on last year, while the number of pupils getting grades A* to C at GCSE was up 25 per cent.
Mrs Marshall said there were improvements on every level last year, including a drop in exclusion rate and the best attendance figures ever.
She said: "These results show great progress, which is really good news for the school and the community."
Mrs Marshall said better teaching was at the heart of the success.
"That is what children have told us," she said. "We also conducted a parent survey which concluded the children were well taught."
Mrs Marshall said it was vitally important to be open with staff, students and parents.
"When things haven't gone right, we've been very honest about that," she said.
The academy held an awards evening on September 19 to celebrate the highest achievers at GCSE, AS and A2 level.
This was the first time the school had held a presentation evening just for public examinations students, in addition to the usual presentation evening at the Landmark.