AN EARLEY school is celebrating achieving a rating of 'outstanding' in its latest Ofsted inspection.

Maiden Erlegh School was acknowledged for the "excellent education" the school provides, as well as the "exceptional care".

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The report, released today, describes the high quality provision at the school and in the sixth form, and describes the "successfully inclusive" and ambitious nature of their work.

Headteacher Paul Gibson said: "I could not be more proud of our students and staff.

"Maiden Erlegh is a school which aims to give every student the best possible education and this report highlights that

and more.

"Our students are fantastic and inspectors noted this when they visited.

"Throughout the report praise is given to them, and quite rightly as they are the ones who make the school such a wonderful place to learn and work.

"The report also recognises the quality of the staff at the school and I would also like to put on record my thanks to our staff.

"Time and time again, they go above and beyond the call of duty in order to create an environment where students want to do well and feel cared for.

"I am incredibly lucky to work with such a wonderful team of professionals.

"Finally, I would like to thank Maiden Erlegh Trust for the invaluable support they give the school, allowing us to focus purely on the wellbeing and education of our young people."

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Mary Davies, Chief Executive Officer of Maiden Erlegh Trust, said "I would like to congratulate everyone at the school on this glowing report.

"The trust's mission is to develop ‘distinctive, inclusive and excellent schools’.

"The report describes just that and is the result of talent, hard work and dedication on the part of staff and students every day.

"I know how hard everyone works, and how committed the staff are to providing the best education and school experience for every student at the school.

"I also know how wonderful the students are.

"I am delighted for everyone that their work has been recognised in this way and I am extremely proud of each and every individual involved in the school."

The full report can be found here.