STAFF at a school are “delighted” after it was judged to be ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in its first inspection.

The report praised teachers at Eden Girls’ School in Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, saying they were prepared to “do whatever it takes to ensure that pupils achieve well, academically and socially.”

The Islamic secondary school opened in 2014 and currently has over 300 pupils in Years 7 to 10. A sixth form is expected to open next year.

Inspectors visited the school in April and noted the girls’ “behaviour is impeccable” and their attendance is high.

It was also said that students make “rapid progress” which is above the national average in all subjects.

Shahina Ahmad, Principal, said: “We are naturally delighted to have been awarded the highest possible Ofsted rating. It’s a reflection of the dedication and hard work of all our staff, governors and pupils and also their parents’ support.

“What is incredibly pleasing are the inspectors’ very positive comments about our leadership programme.

“For Eden Girls’ to be recognised as a school that is equipping its pupils with the values and skills to have a fully participative role in modern Britain makes me very proud.”

The school received ‘outstanding’ ratings in all categories such as effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment and outcome for pupils.

Ofsted said as the school expands it should introduce other subjects to its curriculum such as drama, technology and music to improve the choice for students.

The report said that parents expressed a “high level of satisfaction” with the teachers’ commitment to the students. It noted the staff’s alertness to safeguarding concerns means pupils are “safe from harm”.

Aysha Esakji MBE, Chair of Governors, said: “I would like to thank the governors, the parents, the pupils, our fantastic Principal and all the dedicated staff members for making Eden outstanding.”

The school is run by Tauheedul Education Trust (TET), a not-for-profit multi-academy trust.

TET aims to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education.