A WINCHESTER secondary school is celebrating as it topped the Hampshire league table for GCSE results.

The Westgate School achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.89, with the next strongest performance in Hampshire at 0.69.

The Progress 8 score shows how much progress pupils made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2. 

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Hampshire Chronicle: The Westgate School

This is based on results in up to eight qualifications, which include English, maths, three English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and three other additional approved qualifications.

This means that across the eight subjects decided by the government, pupils in The Westgate School achieve on average nearly a whole grade higher than the national average.

Headteacher Fae-Anna Dean said: "We are always incredibly proud of pupils in our school.

"To have achieved such stunning outcomes is a result of the incredible dedication of colleagues and the wonderful partnership we have with pupils and parents in our setting.

"We are delighted that young people leaving our school for the next stage of education or employment have the strongest of starts on which to build."