INSPECTORS who found a primary school to be "outstanding" have described its recent improvements as "nothing short of remarkable."
The Willows School, Thurcroft, was given Ofsted's top rating during its latest inspection by Ofsted and was also given top marks for its "capacity for sustained improvement."
Pupils' parents also gave the inspection team a glowing report, with 96 per cent of those who responded to an inspection survey saying their child enjoyed school and 96 per cent of those who responded to an inspection survey saying the school met their child's particular needs.
The school caters for pupils with moderate learning difficulties and most pupils have a range of additional needs.
Among the areas praised by the inspectors were the "outstanding" progress and achievement of pupils, the "superb" work of the Pupil Support Team, the "consistently impressive" behaviour in the school and the "first rate" teamwork between teachers and teaching assistants.
Especially worthy of praise was the dramatic increase in the scope of accreditation on offer to pupils, which led in 2009 to the first pupils gaining GCSE passes in maths.
The only area the inspectors asked the school to develop was its work to help pupils learn more about other cultures and communities.