A school says it has recorded its best ever GCSE results with more than 50 pupils getting straight A*s.

North London Collegiate School (NLCS) had the 52 pupils get the results yesterday with 86 per cent getting A*s.

Headteacher of the school, in Canons Drive, Edgware, Bernice McCabe said: “At NLCS, our students are encouraged to flourish in all areas.

“We ensure that our girls are stretched academically by offering rigorous qualifications and by teaching beyond the syllabus to engage students in the subject as an end itself.

“It is also balance between extra-curricular interests and inspiring teaching which helps girls to success and enjoyment.

“As usual, there has been a great deal happening this year – girls have performed in plays at the National Theatre and elsewhere, others have represented Great Britain in sport or organised large-scale events for charity.”

The school’s pupils were some of thousands of teenagers from across Harrow celebrating their exam results yesterday.