Staff and pupils at two St Albans schools are celebrating after it was announced that they received some of the best GCSE results in the county.

St Albans School, in Abbey Gateway, and St Albans High School for Girls, in Townsend Avenue, were ranked in the top 100 GCSE results in the country.

Both schools saw 100 per cent of pupils obtain 5 A*-C GCSE results including maths and English.

However St Albans School had a higher average point score at 555.8, making it the 78th highest in the country.

St Albans High School for Girls had a score of 532.7, giving it the 98th position.

Andrew Grant, headteacher at St Albans School, said: "We’re very pleased. This is where we ought to be.

"We have very bright students who work very hard.

"I am delighted that they are getting the just reward for that and that it is recognised."

Across Hertfordshire, 65.8 per cent of pupils achieved 5 A*-C GCSEs including maths and English.

St Albans Girls School and St Georges School both achieved percentages in the 90s and Sandridgeham was following closely behind with 89.

Beaumont reached 78 per cent, and 73 per cent of pupils at Sir John Lawes made the grades.

Marlborough, Nicholas Breakspear and Townsend saw just more than half of their pupils getting the grades.

In total 66 per cent of pupils at Roundwood Park in Harpenden achieved the five GCSEs in last year’s tests.

Five other Hertfordshire schools, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Girls, Merchant Taylors’, Queenswood School and Berkhamsted School, were also ranked in the top 200.