THE HEATHLAND School is no stranger to breaking records, having smashed the world-leading mark for the fastest model rocket car earlier this summer.
But it's academic success the school in Wellington Road South, Hounslow, is celebrating today after recording its best ever set of GCSE results.
The proportion of students getting five or more A*-Cs including English and maths rose a remarkable 10 per cent from last year to 74 per cent.
The proportion of students getting at least five A*-C grades in any subject was also up, to 84 per cent.
Headteacher Harinder Pattar said: "This is a terrific achievement for Heathland pupils and staff especially as the school celebrates its 40th anniversary."