A school’s ‘committed’ leadership has been praised in its first Ofsted inspection.

Avanti Court Primary School, in Carlton Drive, Barkingside, opened in September 2012 and received a score of 'good' in its first inspection, results of which were published today.

Headteacher James Biddulph and deputy headteacher Junaida Bana were praised by inspectors for developing a rigorous system of assessment and lesson observation.

Th Hindu-based Avanti Court School takes pupils aged four to 11. They hope to have 900 students by 2018.

The report said: "The committed headteacher and his deputy have developed a robust system for sharing lesson observations and scrutiny of pupils’ books. As a consequence, teachers’ classroom practice has improved.

"Leadership and management in the early years foundation stage are good because rigorous assessment procedures are followed consistently.

"Children's needs and interests are well met and helpful information is given to parents and carers to help their children to learn outside school hours."

Headteacher Mr Biddulph said: "The childrens' learning experience has been very positive, they love coming to the school. We have built quickly a school community and we are really pleased with the outcome of the inspection.

"Staff have worked hard and we know what we need to do to achieve outstanding in the next inspection."