HAIR and beauty students are celebrating after achieving a 100 per cent pass rate.

Students at the Academy of

Hair and Beauty in Norton took exams to test a range of skills, including hairdressing, barbering, beauty therapy and make-up artistry.

Sixty-seven per cent of students achieved a merit of distinction overall, with the remaining 33 per cent achieving a pass rate.

Many of the students also passed a functional skills qualification in English and maths at level one or two.

A group of Year 11 students from Lady Lumley’s School in Pickering passed the pre-16 qualification with 60 per cent achieving a merit overall.

The Academy provides City & Guilds Apprenticeships and has a government contract to provide traineeships for young people.

Lindsay Burr, Academy director, said: “Congratulations to all our hard-working students.

“A massive thank you goes to employers across the region

who provide valuable work experience and apprenticeship opportunities.

“These results are an absolute credit to our fantastic team.”