An Ofsted rated Outstanding school in Balham has posted top grades in their GCSE – putting them once again among the top performing in the country.

La Retraite Roman Catholic Girls School achieved a Progress 8 score of plus 0.48 which means students achieve just short of a half a grade higher than they would at other schools.

Progress 8 measures the progress as student makes between starting the school aged 11 and when they leave after their GCSEs.

Based on last year’s results, this score would place them within the top 300 schools in the country and among the very best in the capital.

They also scored high on student attainment with 55 percent of students achieving the higher pass rate of 5 or above in both English and Maths.

Student Keziah Owusu-Attuahene, 16, from Clapham Common got eight 9s, one 7 and one 6.

She now plans to study A levels in history, physics, chemistry and maths at La Retraite.

She said: “I was very nervous; I wasn’t expecting to do so well. I thought, maybe I would get a couple of 8s.

“I’m not sure what I want to do in my career yet. My advice to future students is just to do regular revision and keep up with things.

“Don’t fall behind, if you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it. The school Supported me with lots of extra revision which was really good.

“You don’t achieve these types of grades without incredible support from your teachers. This is an incredible school where they really push you to fulfil your potential.”

Keziah’s proud mum, Vida, said: “I am so pleased for her, I am one proud mum this morning.”