An Amersham school is one of the best in England, with all its pupils achieving good GCSEs.

Dr Challoner's High School is the the seventh best school in England with 100% of its pupils achieving at least five GCSEs at A* to C including English and Maths and 96% passing the tough English Baccalaureate.

Wycombe High School is close behind in 11th place with 100% of its pupils also gaining good GCSEs and 90% passing the English Baccalaureate.

Sir William Borlase's Grammar School in Marlow was also in the top 20, with all of its pupils again gaining good GCSEs and 86% passing the English Baccalaureate.

Across England, the proportion of pupils achieving at least five GCSEs at A* to C including English and Maths increased by 0.2 percentage points, with 52.8 per cent of pupils in all schools, and 56.1 per cent of pupils in state-funded schools achieving the measure in 2015.

In state-funded schools, 38.6 per cent of pupils entered, and 23.9 per cent achieved, the English Baccalaureate (EBacc).

Today's figures show, converter academies outperformed the national average by 7.2 percentage points, with 64.3% of pupils achieving at least five GCSEs at 5 A*-C including English and maths.

Sponsored academies saw a rise in the number of pupils reaching the expected standard compared to last year. Results in sponsored academies open for two academic years have improved by 2.3 percentage points since 2014.

At A Level, for the first time, more than half of entries are now in the key facilitating subjects which universities and employers say keep people's options open. More girls are choosing to study science and maths at A Level - with the number studying these subjects rising across the board compared to 2010.

A-Level results day at Chesham Grammar School. From left: Millie Wild, 17, got three As and Kristin Adams got four As.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb said: "Today's results show that thanks to the hard work of teachers and pupils, schools are already responding to this government's vital reforms - leading to higher standards and transforming young people's life chances.

"Our Academies programme is revolutionising the school system, with converter academies leading the way and sponsored academies turning round schools which previously would have been left to languish.

"Our reforms to GCSEs and A Levels are based on the highest possible aspirations for our young people - providing a broad and balanced education and equipping them with the knowledge, skills and qualifications which will set them up to succeed."

Another A-level pic

The best schools in England

School // Local Authority // % 5A*-C inc Eng/Math // % EBacc // Points score

The Henrietta Barnett School // Barnet // 100 // 100 // 631.7

Dartford Grammar School // Kent // 100 // 98 // 553.2

Altrincham Grammar School for Girls // Trafford // 100 // 97 // 512.9

The Blue Coat School // Liverpool // 100 // 96 // 696.1

Colchester County High School for Girls // Essex // 100 // 96 // 624.3

Lawrence Sheriff School // Warwickshire // 100 // 96 // 618

Dr Challoner's High School // Buckinghamshire // 100 // 96 // 514.7

Reading School // Reading // 100 // 92 // 622

Kendrick School // Reading // 100 // 91 // 653

St Michael's Catholic Grammar School // Barnet // 100 // 91 // 580.2

Wycombe High School // Buckinghamshire // 100 // 90 // 528.5

King Edward VI School // Warwickshire // 100 // 89 // 606.3

Lancaster Girls' Grammar School // Lancashire // 100 // 89 // 601.6

Pate's Grammar School // Gloucestershire // 100 // 89 // 599.8

Queen Mary's Grammar School // Walsall // 100 // 89 // 582.8

Westcliff High School for Girls // Southend-on-Sea // 100 // 88 // 638.1

Sutton Grammar School // Sutton // 100 // 88 // 609.8

The Tiffin Girls' School // Kingston upon Thames // 100 // 88 // 599.8

King Edward VI Five Ways School // Birmingham // 100 // 86 // 642.7

Sir William Borlase's Grammar School // Buckinghamshire // 100 // 86 // 527.8

The top 10 schools in your area

School // Local Authority // % 5A*-C inc Eng/Math // % Eng Bacc // Points score

Dr Challoner's High School // Buckinghamshire // 100 // 96 // 514.7

Wycombe High School // Buckinghamshire // 100 // 90 // 528.5

Sir William Borlase's Grammar School // Buckinghamshire // 100 // 86 // 527.8

Chesham Grammar School // Buckinghamshire // 100 // 82 // 519.3

Beaconsfield High School // Buckinghamshire // 100 // 79 // 539.3

Aylesbury High School // Buckinghamshire // 99 // 82 // 588.2

Aylesbury Grammar School // Buckinghamshire // 98 // 83 // 574.3

John Hampden Grammar School // Buckinghamshire // 98 // 50 // 490

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School // Buckinghamshire // 98 // 48 // 516

Burnham Grammar School // Buckinghamshire // 98 // 47 // 537.8

List is sorted by the proportion of pupils gaining at least five GCSEs at A* to C including Maths and English, then the proportion of pupils passing the English Baccalaureate and then by average points score (if needed).

English Bacc: To pass the English Baccalaureate, pupils need A* to C grades in English (or English Language and English Literature), Maths, at least two of the individual sciences (biology, chemistry, computer science and physics) or core and additional science or double award science, as well as history or geography and a foreign language.

The English Baccalaureate is a performance measure, not a qualification. It is not compulsory, but Ofsted will take it into account when inspecting a school.

GCSE Points scores: The equivalent of an A* at GCSE is worth 58 points, A 52, B 46, C 40, D 34, E 28, F 22, and G 16.