SCHOOLS from Chelmsford are celebrating after all had at least half their GCSE pupils get five A* to C grades.

Government league tables have been released for GCSE results in 2012 detailing how many pupils achieved high grades in subjects including English and maths.

In Chelmsford, two schools, King Edward Grammar and Chelmsford County High for Girls, achieved 100 per cent.

The biggest improvers were Hylands School, in Writtle, which improve its total of pupils getting five A* to Cs from 37 per cent to 50 per cent, which also marks a record for the school.

Headteacher Neil Dunn said: “We’re extremely pleased with the best exam results Hylands has ever seen.

“We were really proud Hyland pupils made above national average levels of progress in maths and English.

“A key factor of our success was the high expectations and relentless determination to succeed shared by pupils, staff and parents.”