Orleans Infants is the latest in a line of schools in the borough to receive praise from the government education watchdog OFSTED.

In a report the school was praised for its quality of teaching and it pointed out that standards of reading there exceeded national levels.

A spokesman for OFSTED said: "There is a very effective senior management team committed to the highest achievement. The results of such teaching and support is a community where every child's sense of self esteem is promoted. Even the youngest pupils in the nursery are aware of daily routines and join in happily."

The report also praised the school for its warm and vibrant atmosphere and pupils had a positive attitude towards learning.

Pupils at the school have well developed numeracy skills as well, the watchdogs put this down to challenging work which meets all levels of ability.

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