Headteacher mum had to keep results secret

ONE headteacher had to wait nearly 24 hours before she could tell her 18-year-old son that he had obtained A grades for all five of his A-levels.

ONE headteacher had to wait nearly 24 hours before she could tell her 18-year-old son that he had obtained A grades for all five of his A-levels.

Sue Hargadon knew at 10.30am on Wednesday that her son, Jonny Palmer, had swept the board in his Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology A-levels at Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge.

But she had to keep the results secret, so she visited a theatre on Wednesday evening and then stayed overnight with a friend to ensure she did not reveal Jonny's results.

Jonny, who obtained six A* and four As at GCSE at Debenham High School, was predicted to achieve the top grades at A-level but Ms Hargadon said: “It was still a big ask to do it.”