Joanne Maw is over the moon with GCSE results at her new school.
Joanne takes over the reins at Grindon Hall Christion School in September - but was there today to see students pick up their reuslts.
"The school has done really well," she said.
"The results have gone incredibly well compared to last year. I am very, very happy."
Top performing students included Ellie Rylance, Emma Smith, Max Vardy and Lucy Fernandez.
Ellie celebrated securing 5 A*s in Biology, Business Studies, French, History, and Latin, a Grade 8 and a Grade 9 (higher than an A*), in English Literature and Language respectively, two Grade As in Chemistry and Physics and a Grade 7 in maths (equivalent to a Grade A).
Lucy Fernandez triumphed in English securing two Grade 9s in English Language and English Literature (higher than an A*) and is off to St Robert of Newminster to study A-levels.
"I am over the moon," said Lucy, from Seaburn.
"I don't really know what I want to do - I haven't a clue. I have changed my mind lots of different times."
Emma, from Middle Herrington, secured a Grade 9 in English Language (higher than an A*), spoken English distinction, Grade 8 in English Literature (equivalent to an A*), Grade 7 in Maths (equivalent to an A), A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Business Studies and Computer Systems, Geography and History, an A in physics and a B in Art and Design.
"It's amazing - I am buzzing," said Emma, who is going on to sixth form college to study English, classical civilisation and film studies.
Max Vardy was extremely happy with his 3 A*s for Chemistry, Business Studies and History, Grade 8s in Maths and English Language (equivalent of A*s), four As in Further Maths, Biology, Physics and Geography and Grade 5 for English Literature and is going to study A-levels at St Robert's.
"I am very happy with my results," he said.
"I thought the English results would be the other way round - I was very surprised to see them like that."
Mary McKeeman, Chief Operating Officer at Bright Tribe Trust, commented: "It is wonderful to see the hard work and determination from all pupils, staff and the wider Bright Tribe Trust pay off with the achievement of these excellent results."