A primary school which was in special measures three years ago has been praised by Ofsted inspectors for its continuous improvement.

St Saviour's Church of England Primary School, in Verulam Avenue, Walthamstow, was rated as a good school with outstanding leadership after an inspection in November.

In a report published today, inspectors said the pupils’ achievements, in what is a 'rich learning environment', have improved year-on-year in every key stage.

“The exceptional leadership of the inspirational executive headteacher, in partnership with the highly focused head of school and the strong senior and middle leadership team, is successfully accelerating the rate of the school’s improvement,” lead inspector Barbara Atcheson said.

Head of school Faye Rider said: “Parents and carers can be assured that we will continually drive improvement in the school to ensure that every child gets the best possible start in life that they can.”

The school went into special measures in September 2010 after it was deemed to be failing to give pupils an acceptable standard of education.

The school’s leadership was also said to lack the capacity for necessary improvements.

Subsequently leadership was changed and a federation was created with nearby St Mary’s C of E Primary School.

Executive headteacher Beverley Hall, who took over the leadership in November 2010, said: “I am delighted that the school’s continued improvement has been recognised by Ofsted.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to all the staff and children at the school and also to parents and carers for their support over the last three years."