THE Welsh Youth Parliament’s Vale of Clwyd representative was among those flying high after receiving their results at Rhyl High.

The school’s GCSE results have “delighted” head teacher Claire Armistead this year, with pupils earning five A* and A grades doubling on last year.

Among the high achievers this year is Head Boy Jonathan Dawes, who is also a tennis coach at Rhyl Tennis Club, a recipient of British Citizens Youth Award and Youth Parliament member who earned six A*’s, six As and two B’s.

Ms Armistead said: “I am delighted with the results from Rhyl High this year, all our children have performed really strongly, with some of the best results we have ever seen.

“I am pariculary proud of the performance of the most able cohort, with our five A*A grades more than doubling from previous years.

Earning the most A* grades with 11 – as well as two A’s and and B is Aaron Griffin, followed by Olivia Worsley with eight A*s, five A’s and two B’s and Ash Faleh with seven A*s, six A’s and a B.

Also earning top grades is Ellis Paynewith four A*s , seven A’s, two B’s and a C.

Ms Armistead added; “Last year was a turbulent time for our learners, where instability created by changing grade boundaries impacted significantly on their life chances.

“This was a situation we passionately challenged as this behaviour was wrong, inappropriate and unfair for the children in our communities.

“As a headteacher in Denbighshire we will continue to robustly analyse the performance of our pupils and rigorously challenge any unjust changes made that may effect their futures.

“I’d like to thank the pupils and parents of the class of 2019 for all their hard work and support – I knew you could do it.”