Schools across the district had something to celebrate after attaining some of their best ever GCSE results.
Both Campion School and Language College and Guilsborough School in Bugbrooke achieved their best ever results.
The Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village maintained the same number of A* to C grades as last year.
DSLV saw 53 per cent of its students gain A* to Cs, slightly below last year’s national average of 58 per cent.
Headteacher David Howell said: “These results are really good news. They are exactly the same as they were last year which is great when you compare that to results nationally.”
Student Rimi Bhakta achieved 6 A*, 3 A and one distinction. She said: “I wasn’t expecting these grades but I’m really pleased. I did a lot of revision so I guess it paid off.”
At the Parker E-Act Academy in Daventry there was an increase in both English and maths results, with students gaining the highest percentage achieved by the academy.
The school says 16 per cent of pupils achieved nine or 10 GCSEs at grades A* to C, but said its overall pass rate was unknown thanks to a computer problem.
Pupil Philippa Bricklebank achieved four A or A* grades. She said: “When I actually sat the exams I didn’t think I had done all that well, but getting the results today I clearly had done quite well.
“I’m planning on staying here to join the sixth form.”
Campion School celebrated 77 per cent of students achieving 5 or more A* to C grades (including English and Maths), a 7 per cent improvement on last year. Guilsborough School were just behind with 75 per cent (including Maths and English)and 93 per cent achieving 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C overall.
High achievers at Campion include Charlotte Jones with 12 A* grades, closely followed by Martha Simpson with 10 A* and 2 A grades. Twins, Joe and Drew Grant, both achieved over 10 A grades each.
Charlotte Jones, 16, was in the top 7 per cent of pupils in the country to receive all A* grades.
She said: “I am really happy with my results and was shocked at first. I now plan to go to Campion sixth form to do maths, further maths, chemistry and either biology or physics.”
At Guilsborough headteacher Mrs Staley said a special congratulations to Francesca Haynes who achieved 10 A* grades.
Francesca’s mum Pamela said she was extremely proud of her amazing results.