An “inspirational” primary school has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

St. Saviour’s Church of England Primary School in Walthamstow was given a glowing review following an inspection in September.

Inspectors described St Saviour’s as “an inspirational school where pupils excel.”

Amir Lemouchi, school executive principal, said: “It is an honour to work with such an amazing community and we are so proud of all of our recognised achievements.”

Lead inspector Phil Garnham and inspectors Andrew Rigby and Andrew Maher praised teaching staff for expecting high achievement from pupils and delivering “memorable and exciting” lessons.

Inspectors added: “Pupils’ enthusiasm for learning is clear. They are rightly proud of their school and their many achievements.

Students were said to feel safe at school and told inspectors bullying “hardly ever happens”.

Pupils were also praised for behaving “consistently well around the school and in lessons”.

The school was praised for the range of extracurricular opportunities, particularly for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities and disadvantaged pupils.

The report is one of the first published under the new Ofsted inspection framework, in place from September 2019, with a greater focus on “‘quality of education”.

The new framework moves away from a focus on performance data and towards the “substance of the education or training” – the curriculum and the content of learning programmes.

A spokesperson for the school said: “As a school community, we are immensely proud of the outcome. For us to be regarded as an inspirational school is wonderful and we will continue to offer outstanding provision for all of our pupils.

“It is incredibly pleasing to receive such a positive report about our school and we are delighted with the conclusions the Ofsted inspection team came to after two-days.”

Canon Adi, chair of school governors, added: “I am so pleased to see that all the hard work of pupils and staff was reflected in the report”