A COLCHESTER school has been named the best in the country for A-Level results for the eighth year running.

Colchester Royal Grammar School took the top spot in the latest league tables, which were published this morning.

Headteacher Ken Jenkinson said: “The margins are usually so narrow at the very top that it is surprising that no other school in the country has nudged ahead of us in the last eight years.

“This year’s outcome was the best the school could have hoped for, and that is all we ever strive to achieve.

“We never target a league table position because it is ultimately out of our control; we aim to help every individual student to achieve the best results they can hope for.

“If we come out first, we are delighted, but we are focused on our students and if they have fulfilled their potential.”

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