An Epsom primary school’s pupils and staff are celebrating after it was judged to be “outstanding” by inspectors in its latest performance report.

Danetree Primary School, in Danetree Road, received the highest possible mark following the visit from Ofsted in February.

Headteacher Bethan Smith said the school’s pupils and staff are “absolutely thrilled” by the news.

She added: “Everyone at the school does all they can to make it the most positive, happy and encouraging learning environment possible, and to create the best atmosphere for children.

“So to have people who don’t know the school come in, observe and come to these conclusions is an amazing vote of confidence.”

Danetree Primary School has 720 pupils, ranging from ages two to 11, and has been part of the GLF Schools Trust for around seven years since 2012.

The trust is a body which manages and runs more than 30 schools across the southeast of England – ranging from new build primary schools to secondaries.

It comes as its predecessor Danetree Junior School was judged as “good” during its previous inspection back in 2014, having now risen to “outstanding” five years on.

Comments included that “pupils love coming to this school and cannot wait to begin their learning”, with Mrs Smith providing “exceptional leadership”.

Schoolchildren were said to feel “very safe” and “well supported” at school, with their behaviour being praised as “impeccable”.

Mrs Smith said: “With the Easter holidays coming up soon this has really given the whole school a big lift for the remaining weeks of this term.

“This outstanding verdict is a testament to just how well things can go when everyone gets behind an idea and works together as a team.

“Everyone associated with the school, as a staff member, a pupil or a parent or carer, should feel that they have contributed towards this, and feel very proud.”