An infant school has received an 'outstanding' Ofsted rating.

Ardleigh Green Infant School in Hornchurch was inspected by the regulator on March 5 and 6.

It received the top grade in all inspection categories.

Pupils at Ardleigh Green were praised for "extraordinarily positive attitudes to their learning" by Ofsted and commended by headteacher Verity Hoffman.

"I am exceptionally proud of all staff and pupils, not only for their efforts during this inspection but for their hard work every day.

"This accomplishment is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and collaboration of our entire school community," Ms Hoffman added.

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Ardleigh Green, part of the Empower Learning Academy Trust, educates children aged four to seven and their pupils were singled out for praise by Ofsted.

“Pupils behave in an exemplary manner," the report read.

"The school makes sure that pupils’ well-being is a priority and that their needs are considered," it added.