The Windsor Boys School headteacher Gavin Henderson has called on people to offer support and guidance to 'A' level students after the disruption they have suffered in recent months.

He said: "While the dust settles on the political discussions over how to ensure fairness across the system, we all need to be mindful of the well-being of the students.

"Getting grades on results day can be difficult enough for young people, but this year it is incredibly complex and we need to support and guide them in the next few days and weeks.

"Not only have they had the last four months of their school career taken away, but they have now had to cope with the challenge of teacher assessed 'A' level results.

"They have done really well but we must remember that teachers simply wouldn’t have given them such good grades if they hadn’t worked very hard for them and if they didn’t deserve them.

“I am so proud of the hard work, the resilience and determination of all of our students in year 13, who have had to cope with this unexpected year and I am sure they will be stronger, wiser and better people because of how they have managed themselves.

"I would also like to thank the teachers and the data team at the school who did a seriously professional job managing the arduous process of providing centre assessed grades for students. Well done everyone. I am so proud of you all.”

Nick Waddington got four A* grades and Michael Smith got three A* grades securing his place at Cambridge University. Ben Qureshi, Ben Austin, Max Smith, Shivam Spolia, Harry Howe and Louis West all achieved a strong mixture of A and A* grades.

In addition, the following all got straight A grades: Oscar Walker (5), Jake Stephenson (3), Matthew Driver (3), Henry Fargher (3), Ifhaz Islam (3), Rob Smith (3), Max Clark (3) and Laurie Rae (3).

Level 3 BTEC results are some of the best achieved at the school.

Tom Booker, Jamie Cissell, Tommi Hemmi (who also got an A* in A level Spanish), Sam Franklin, Ben Liddell, George MacKender, Tamoor Sohail and Luke Tennant all got Distinction and Distinction* grades.

*Ofqual have set up a results helpline 0800 100 900 and a student support line 0300 303 3344 which may be helpful for some students. Universities are encouraging disappointed students to contact them directly or go through UCAS clearing, and not give up.