A world champion gymnast from Huddersfield has now soared to success in her GCSEs.

In March Olivia Procter from Skelmanthorpe and her partner, Jessica Gledhill from Deepcar, won gold at the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions in China.

Shelley College student Olivia, now 16, had been training 20 hours a week at her gymnastics yet she has now got 11 GCSE passes, all grade A or 4 A*.

The achievement was all the more remarkable as there were only two nights a week when she wasn’t training.

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Olivia said: “I just had to be so organised. When I got home from school I worked for an hour revising before going off to do training. The only two nights I wasn’t training were Thursdays and Sundays so I revised all night and switched off all social media so I wouldn’t be distracted.”

She is the daughter of Andrew and Philippa Procter and has an older sister, Ellie, who has just done well with her A-levels at Greenhead College and is now off to Loughborough University to study sport and exercise science. Ellie has also represented Great Britain at acrobatic gymnastics.

Olivia will now go to Greenhead College to probably study PE, psychology and geography.

She is a pupil at Shelley College where 72% of students achieved the nationally recognised benchmark of five A*-C passes including English and Maths, an increase of 15% on last year’s figures.

There were some exceptional performances with 68 students achieving at least five top A* and A grade passes. Students who performed incredibly well included Charlotte Meller with 10 A* and 2 A grades; Ted Chamberlain with 9 A* and 4 A grades; Isabel Jones, Lucy Blackburn and Shaun Marshall, who all achieved at least 8 A* passes.

Lucy Metcalf, a nationally recognised synchronised swimmer passed 11 GCSEs, 9 at grades A or A*;

Hannah Stell, a semi-finalist in the Young Musician of the Year Award, also achieved 10 A/A* grades; and

Joe Mitchell, who plays in a local rock band, and has been raising money for charity through his summer gigs, passed 11 GCSEs, 7 at A/A*.

Headteacher John McNally said: “Well done to all the students for achieving such impressive results at a time when the examinations are harder to pass than ever before. They have consistently worked hard and been really positive about school and their studies.

“This group of young people have been talented in so many other areas too. I am sure we will see some future music and sports starts amongst their number and their contribution to the local community in terms of fund-raising and other activities has been immense.”