A HIGHBRIDGE school said it is ‘delighted’ with 2019 A Level results - but says more work needs to be done to improve outcomes for its students.

The A Level league tables were released last week, with The King Alfred School Academy ranked in the middle of the table for progress with a score of -0.03.

Figures released by the Department for Education show how each school and college performed for 2018/19 A Level results.

The progress score tells you how much progress students who studied A levels at this school or college made between the end of key stage 4 and the end of their A level studies, compared to similar students across England.

Neville Coles, executive principal at The Priory Learning Trust, which The King Alfred School Academy is part of, said: “We are delighted. There is still much to do but this is a clear indication of the great progress under The Priory Learning Trust and Nathan Jenkins and our team at The King Alfred School Academy.

“The academy compares very favourably against all other local state funded academies and Colleges.

“We have over 100 students in Year 12 this year and we know we will have around 130 joining us next year - this shows great ‘buy-in’ from our kids and families.

“Well done to all involved on the progress with more to come. We thank the community for the support.”

An independent school in Taunton topped the league table for Somerset. King’s College was top of the tables for average grades, points of 41.71 and B+, as well as being top for its ‘progress score’, 0.45.

Richard Biggs, headteacher, said: “We were delighted with our A level results last year – the students worked exceptionally hard in the run-up to the exams, inspired by our brilliant teachers, and achieved record grades for our school.”

The other top schools on progress were Downside School in Radstock, Wells Cathedral School, Taunton School, and Sexey’s School in Bruton.