STOURBRIDGE’S MP has praised the hard work of staff and students at the town’s schools following this year’s GCSE exam results.

Results across Stourbridge's schools were mixed with some seeing a high percentage of its pupils scoring five A* to C grades, including English and maths, while other school's saw a reduction in top grade success compared to last year’s results.

Nationally, the proportion of pupils who have achieved the gold standard has fallen, which has also been reflected locally.

Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, said: “I would like to congratulate pupils and teachers from local schools who have worked immensely hard this year and have achieved some very good results.

“GCSE's have become more rigorous and grade inflation reversed, so it is not surprising that schools have registered a dip in their results this year.

"I would like to wish all the students who have completed their GCSE’s well as they continue their studies at A-Level, or indeed if they are leaving school to pursue an apprenticeship or further training to prepare them for work.”

A full list of the GCSE results and reaction from schools in Stourbridge are available by clicking here.