HIGHFIELD South Farnham School has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, capping its meteoric rise since joining South Farnham Educational Trust in February 2015.

It follows a two-day inspection at the Weydon Lane primary school in January, and means that all schools within the South Farnham trust now boast an ‘outstanding’ rating.

In a statement, the trust said Highfield’s rating reaffirms the ethos at the centre of its schools, and the “continual pursuit of excellence” for all learners in its care and community “through a diverse and balanced curriculum with inclusion at its heart”.

It not long follows the opening of Highfield’s new all-weather astroturf pitch before Christmas and a high demand for school places in the last academic year, which far outstripped its yearly intake of 30 children.

Since rising from the ashes of struggling Pilgrims Way School in 2014, Highfield has also been recognised as one of the happiest schools in the country in 2016 and ranked in the top seven per cent of schools in England for Key Stage Two SATS results last year.

Gregory West, headteacher, said: “This recognition by Ofsted is a tribute to all the pupils, staff, trust members and governors who have been part of the schools remarkable journey to outstanding.

“We are immensely proud of our pupil’s outcomes and progress, in all aspects of their school life, and it’s a delight to see those achievements reflected within this wonderful report.”

The Ofsted report can be read in full online on the website at www.highfield-sf.surrey.sch.uk or reports.ofsted.gov.uk.