Local schools including Notre Dame and Geoffrey Chaucer are celebrating exam results which have contributed to a record Southwark-wide result.
Provisional results indicate that Southwark's sixteen year olds have reached record levels of attainment in their GCSE exams, showing increases for the sixth year in a row.
"It's extremely encouraging that Southwark's pupils have achieved record levels at higher grades in GCSE and in their KS2 results, and that this is a continuing trend year on year," says Cllr Caroline Pidgeon, Southwark's executive member for children's services and education.
"These results are the outcome of lots of hard work and determination from pupils, and also education staff, so I'd like to congratulate everyone who worked to make this happen.
"With our school improvement team and new management structure we'll be doing all we can to support pupils and schools and to keep on pushing attainment in this direction."