SOUTH Shields Community School rolled out the red carpet as pupils arrived to collect their GCSE results this morning.
Head of school Mark Midgley hailed the 97 per cent five or more GCSEs at A* to C pass rate as “absolutely amazing”.
Thirty-five per cent of pupils left with five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and maths.
The school also celebrated its highest amount of A*s, with five pupils getting As across the board, and its best-ever maths results.
Mr Midgley said: “It is a real achievement for the school.”