These Sunderland schools have reason to celebrate after being given the highest possible rating by Ofsted at their last full inspections.
Four ratings can be given by the education watchdog - and we certainly have something to be proud of in our city with 12 schools scoring an outstanding grade.
Ofsted can also grade a school as good, requires improvement or inadequate.
The schools in our gallery have had their inspections carried out from 2006 up until January this year.
The ratings in our above picture gallery were correct at time of publication, and are listed on the Ofsted website.
Ofsted can be contacted directly on 0300 123 1231 or you can visit the website here.