Staff and pupils at a village school are celebrating being classed as ‘outstanding’ by inspectors.
A team from Ofsted said St Andrew’s C of E Primary school, in North Kilworth, near Lutterworth, had made major improvements in the past three years.
In 2009, the school, which has just under 100 children aged from four to 11, was rated only ‘satisfactory’.
Now, an Ofsted report said the school “provides its pupils with an excellent, very well-rounded education.”
Headteacher Penny Hannant said: “We are very pleased. All of the children, staff and governors should be very proud of their school and their achievements.
“We have all made major improvements since the last inspection.”
The inspection team said in the report: “Achievement is outstanding.
“By the end of year six, pupils’ attainment is well above that expected for their age.”
The team said progress in all year groups, including for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, was consistently good so that pupils made outstanding progress during their time in the school.
They said teaching was often excellent and staff used imaginative techniques and conveyed high expectations.
The school has been asked by inspectors to further improve partnerships with parents and carers to explain how issues which they raise have been dealt with by teachers and the school.
A simultaneous inspection by the Church of England regarding St Andrew’s spiritual and moral education also rated the school ‘outstanding’.