SCHOOL leaders at at Benton Park School in Rawdon have spoken of their pride as Year 13 students opened the all important envelope containing their results.

A school spokesperson said: "It was brilliant to see so many receiving well-deserved excellent results, but more so seeing what amazing young adults they have become.

Ilkley Gazette: Students at Benton Park School, Rawdon celebrate their results

"Coming into Sixth Form after the disruption throughout their GCSEs our students were undeterred and showed great determination, resilience and maturity and they should rightly feel proud of their achievements. This is testament to the commitment and hard work by both students and staff, coupled with amazing parental support.

"They now face an exciting phase as they prepare for their chosen Post 18 destinations. Many of them are going on to study a variety of different courses at a wide range of prestigious universities including Cambridge and many Russell Group destinations as well as specialist centres and Apprenticeships."

Ilkley Gazette: Students at Benton Park School, Rawdon celebrate their results

Executive Headteacher Delia Martin said: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate results day with this fantastic group of Sixth Form students. We feel incredibly proud of them and their achievements as they have faced significant challenges throughout their education. Despite this, they remained focussed and undeterred throughout and continued to work incredibly hard. They should feel very proud of their achievements today.”

Ilkley Gazette: Students at Benton Park School, Rawdon celebrate their results

Headteacher Nicholas Skilton said: “It is a real pleasure to be able to celebrate results day with our Sixth Form students today. Our students receiving their results today have worked incredibly hard during their time in Sixth Form and have risen to the challenges they have been faced with. We are incredibly proud of all that they have achieved both academically and socially as they have progressed into outstanding young people. They are a resilient group and I would like to wish them all the very best of luck as they look forward to the next chapter of their journey moving on to study a wide and exciting range of subjects at University and on higher Apprenticeships. I would also like to thank our committed teaching staff, who have gone above and beyond in providing excellent teaching, support and inspiration for our students. The high aspirations they have for our students really do support and encourage our young people to achieve their very best.”

The vast majority of students achieved grades A* - C, half of the grades achieved were A*-B with over a quarter of all grades at A* and A.

Achieving some of these top grades are Evelyn Hadley, Evie Franks, Polly Fines, Lucas Littlewood, Lucy Powell, Dana Stables, Aryen Patel, Lucy Stables and Charles Walton.