Greenwich Borough has seen an increase in the number of students achieving A* to B in this year's exams.

As it stands, at least six people studying in Greenwich have accepted offers from Oxford and Cambridge University.

Other students are also heading for university despite challenging circumstances including being in care, carers of others, suffering illness, English as their second language and even homelessness.

Councillor Danny Thorpe, Leader Greenwich Council said: "We are incredibly proud of all our students in Royal Greenwich who have worked so hard to achieve a fantastic set of results yet again.

"I am sure they will all go on to succeed in whatever route they choose to take next whether it is going to university, becoming an apprentice, taking a gap year or starting their own business. I would also like to thank parents, carers and all of our teaching staff for their tireless help and support which has enabled our young people to flourish."

Councillor Danny Thorpe, Leader of Greenwich Council, and Councillor Christine May, Mayor of Greenwich, visited schools across the borough on results day to congratulate students on their success.