STAFF and pupils at St John's Primary School have been celebrating after being rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

This year's inspection was the first time the Chapelfield Lane school has been assessed since the juniors and infants merged in January 2012.

The infant school was previously rated 'outstanding' with 'good' teaching, while the infants was rated 'good' with 'outstanding' elements.

Proud headteacher Antoinette Drinkhill, said: "The many positive comments contained in the report are a credit to all the staff, children, families and governors of our school."

The school was judged to be 'exceptionally successful in ensuring pupils thrive academically and personally', as well as having a 'warm', 'caring' and 'aspirational' ethos.