PONTELAND High School said 30 per cent of all students achieved five or more of the highest grades in their GCSEs, i.e. Grades 7 to 9.

Grade 7-9 is the equivalent to A*-A under the old grading system.

The school has provided a list of notable individual performances:

All subjects awarded at Grade 9

Connor Petts

Ojas Rajkumar

All subjects awarded at Grade 8 or 9

Jasmin Broadey

Joseph Clark

Nox Conroy

Neave Dodds

Molly Dufton

Josie Legg

Jasmine Lever

Bethan Miller

Grace Owen

Emma Robinson

Omar Tumia

Marion Vollmer

All subjects awarded Grade 7, 8 and 9

Beni Ayuk

Melody Brooks

Olivia Going

Milan Beau-Jensen

Maelona Redhead-Watson

Suzannah Shanks

Amy Sparshott

Gabriella Turnbull

Eloise Woods

Five or more grades awarded at 7-9

Sophie Birkett

Mollie Blaker-Hood

Thomas Bradley

Benedict Brady

Aiden Brennan

Rory Bristow

Isabella Brown

Erin Bullerwell

Sam Bullock

Marcus Collier

Ellie Collins

Neve Collins

Matthew Dobson

Megan Docherty

Benjamin Donald

Brooke Donnell

Ollie Edmondson

Lara Evans

Ella Gray

Freya Guadagno

Laura Hamilton

Claudia Hesse

Ruby Horner

Zak Howarth

Zachary Ikwue

Naomi Johnson

Zara Lamb

Hannah Lawson

Abigail Leiper

Dominic Malpass

Jasmeet Mangat

Amber Mayers

Murray McCluskey

Sarah Miller

Jessica Morland

Henry Morris

Ethan NSH

Amal Nazir

Joseph Nicholson

Rhiann Palmer

Annabel Parslow

Harris Qureshi

Jessica Robinson

George Satterley

Daniel Sheldon

Charlotte Simms

Jennifer Slater

Katie Smith

Callum Smith-Hall

Tilly Stoddart

Saha Talasila

Erin Turner

Max Turner

Hugh Twelves

Lucy Urquhart

Hollie Welford

Alex Wilkinson

Finley Wilkinson

Bradley Wilson

Ponteland High School Headteacher, Kieran McGrane, said: “Our Y11 students have had to endure a very challenging two-year period that has disrupted their GCSE and vocational courses. 

“Throughout this time they have remained positive and continued to work hard towards achieving the best results possible.

“All of our students should be extremely proud of how they have handled adversity and all they have achieved; they have shown real strength of character and an excellent work ethic.”

Mr McGrane added: “I would also like to pay tribute to our superb teachers who have worked tirelessly to minimise the impact on students by providing them with first class support throughout lockdown and upon their return to school.

“We are now looking forward to welcoming the vast majority of our Y11 cohort to our 6th form and working with them over the next two years, hopefully minus lockdowns and interruptions.”