STUDENTS in Prudhoe were among those to receive GCSE and BTEC results.

And now, the Prudhoe Community High School headteacher has praised pupils on their all-important marks after a difficult school year.

"We are so proud of all our students", said headteacher Annmarie Moore. "Despite the interruptions to their school life, our year 11 students remained focused and committed throughout."

It follows A-Level Results Day which saw young people from the district be admitted to their chosen university or further career option.

The hard work of students was also praised by the local authority.

Audrey Kingham, director of education and skills, said: “Waiting for GCSE results is an extremely nerve-wracking time and add to that what our children and young people have been through in the last year warrants huge applause.

“Our young people have shown great strength and now you can look forward to your future - whether you are choosing to continue through to sixth form, college, a vocational route, to employment or an apprenticeship. I wish you all the very best of luck.”

Councillor Guy Renner-Thompson, cabinet member with responsibility for children’s services, added: “Congratulations to all the students who have received their results this week. I wish you all the best in progressing your future pathways and encourage those who are still unsure to speak with their school or reach out to the council’s Careers Guidance Service.”

The council said schools, colleges and further education providers are all keen to support students in whatever way they can in ensuring they make the right choices for their future.

Guidance is available on the Northumberland County Council website: