For nearly three years the Kingston Academy had been waiting for an Ofsted inspection.

When the time finally came, the school did not disappoint.

It was awarded an 'Outstanding' rating with some glowing comments to go with it.

“Since opening the school in September 2015, leaders have quickly established an ambitious culture which demands excellence for all," the report read.

“Teaching successfully challenges all groups of pupils to aim high and achieve their best.

“The curriculum is rich and creative, which broadens pupils’ minds and helps them think critically."

Inspectors spent a majority of the time with students, asking them about their experiences at the school.

Once again there was praise heaped on the school.

“Pupils are self-assured, polite and respectful of their learning," the inspector said.

“Pupils’ progress is excellent because the quality of teaching, learning and assessment over time is exceptionally strong."

The Kingston Academy was set up as a free school in September of 2015 by the Kingston Educational Trust (KET), a partnership between Kingston College, Kingston University and the council.

When headteacher Sophie Cavanagh heard the outstanding news, it was music to her ears.

“We are delighted with the outcome of our recent inspection," she said.

"Our success is the result of a community of great people, especially our fantastic pupils who understand that hard work gets results.

"As a growing school, we still have much more to do. We look forward to an exciting future and to the challenge and opportunities that we will face along the way.”