PUPILS and teachers have been congratulated on their outstanding report from Ofsted inspectors.

Sarah Lee, head teacher at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College, said she was very proud the achievements of staff and students had been acknowledged.

The congratulations came from Eddisbury MP Stephen O’Brien and Clr Mike Jones, the leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The school, which has 989 pupils, was inspected on March 5 and 6, and gained the top grading of “Outstanding” in all the areas it was assessed on.

Mr O’Brien offered his “warmest congratulations to all”, and noted that the school’s result was a “real testament to the hard work and dedication” of teachers and pupils at the school.

In a letter to the school’s chairman of governors, Clr Jones praised the school in particular for its development of an ethos “which creates an enthusiasm for learning”, adding that it was “one of the best remarks I have read about a school in all the Ofsted reports I have read”.

He also praised the school’s “thought out” and “targeted” use of the pupil premium funding in closing the gap between students, reinforcing it as a “key aim” of the council.

He praised the school’s ambition, its high expectations and its creation of the best environment for students to achieve due to the outstanding behaviour which was witnessed by Ofsted inspectors.

“We are all very proud that the achievements of our staff and students have been recognised by Ofsted and by the leaders in our community,” said head teacher Sarah Lee.

“Our school vision is ‘Aspire, Learn, Achieve,’ and this endorsement from Ofsted truly reflects the vision of excellence we have for the school.”

John Waddington, chairman of the school’s governing body, said: “This is a tremendous achievement and one everyone should feel immensely proud of.”

There are a few places available for year seven entry in September. More information is available by contacting the school on 01829 732558 or emailing contact@tarporleyhigh.co.uk.

The sixth form is accepting applications for September, with places available for non-Tarporley residents. Inquiries can be made to jlowe@tarporleyhigh.co.uk.