YEAR 8 pupils at Barrow Hills School, Witley, continued their unbroken record of success with a 100 per cent pass rate in the Common Entrance exam.

This is the tenth consecutive year students have achieved a clean sweep.

Barrow Hill is also celebrating half the year group gaining scholarships to their next school in subjects across the board, from academic to drama, design and technology, art and sport, underpinning the school’s commitment to providing a well-rounded education.

Leavers will be taking up ‘big school’ places at Ampleforth College, Charterhouse, Ditcham Park School, Farnborough Hill, Barrow Hills partner school – King Edward’s Witley, Prior’s Field School, Royal Grammar School, St Edmund’s School, Wellington College and Worth School.

Headteacher Sean Skehan said: “We are extremely proud of our children, who have all worked so hard to achieve these excellent results.

“While academic achievement is important to us, we are equally pleased to see how well our Year 8 children have embraced the broader qualities defined in our pupil profile.

“As well as being scholarly, Barrow Hills’ children are encouraged to be curious, generous, joyful, compassionate truthful, brave and responsible – enabling them to leave as young people prepared for greater things.

“We wish each child great happiness and success as they embark upon this next important chapter of their lives.”

High-achieving Year 8 pupils were treated to a celebratory lunch with a cake, before continuing their busy post-exams programme of events, including activities such as life saving, a ‘Play in a Day’ and the much-anticipated residential trip to the Ardèche.