SEVEN Ponteland pupils have joined the A-team at Dame Allan’s Schools.
The high-flying students achieved 13 A* grades and nine As between them in their A-Level exams and are among 30 pupils at the schools to enjoy straight A success.
Matthew Mundy achieved three A* grades in physics, chemistry and further maths, as well as an A in maths. He is now heading off to Durham University to study engineering.
Gurpreet Hayer will study dentistry at Sheffield University after securing A* marks in maths, chemistry and biology.
And Stuart Clarke and Patrick Harrison will both take up places studying medicine after achieving three A* grades and three As between them. Stuart is off to Birmingham University, while Patrick will study at Exeter.
Fellow student Jonty Moorby will begin a degree in law at Cambridge University after he was awarded an A* and two As in biology, chemistry and Spanish.
Melissa Dunn secured a place at Edinburgh University to read economics and Spanish after achieving two A*s and an A for economics, maths and Spanish.
Meanwhile James Shaw will take a well-deserved gap year after he received an A* and two As in biology, chemistry and maths.
Principal Dr John Hind said: “This has been a remarkable year, with our best ever A-Level results. These students have performed exceptionally well against the background of a drive to end annually increasing grades.
“I am proud of all the students this year who have worked hard to achieve these record-breaking results, and the dedicated members of staff who have encouraged and supported them over the past two years.”