Statement on today's exam results

Statement from County Councillor Jayne Rear, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for education and skills:

"Congratulations to all Lancashire's students receiving results today who have shown incredible resilience during their studies. These are students who have endured long stints out of the classroom during the pandemic and come back ready to do their best. They should feel incredibly proud, regardless of their exam results. We are delighted for them and wish them every success.

"Some of our students have had amazing exam results, but for those who didn't get the grades they hoped for, our fantastic advisors at Talkzone are available to discuss anything from results, to feeling low, relationships, finding work or training, or leaving home.

"There are always options available and I wish everyone great success as they move into the next chapter of their story.

 "I'd also like to say a big thank you to our teaching staff, who we know have been going above and beyond to ensure that each child has the best possible education, no matter the circumstances."

Notes to editors

Note to Editors:

Lancashire County Council's specialist support service, Talkzone, is a vital advice service offering help and support to all young people between the ages of 12 to 19 years and up to 25-years-old for those with a disability.

The service can be accessed by telephone, email, text and web talk. It is available from 2pm to 10pm every day, 365 days a year - even including weekends and Bank Holidays.

In addition to contacting Talkzone, young people whose results aren't what they expected are urged to contact the university, college or further education provider that they had planned to attend and discuss the options and courses that are still available to them..

Young people can call Talkzone on 0800 511 111, text on 07786 511 111 or email Alternatively, get in touch through its access webtalk services or via Facebook.