A secondary school in Beckenham ended the year on a high after being granted an 'Outstanding' rating from Ofsted.

The inspection report noted that disadvantaged pupils at Harris Girls Academy Bromley progressed "much higher" than other pupils nationally with the same starting points.

Ofsted also gave recognition to the staff at the school on Lennard Road in Beckenham.

“Teachers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic," the report said.

"They inspire and sustain a love of learning in their pupils. Teachers have an absolute faith in the ability of their pupils to succeed and give their time generously to ensure that happens."

Dave Astin, Principal of Harris Girls Academy Bromley, described 2017 as an "incredible year" for the school and he said he was proud of the students.

He added: "This Ofsted report is further confirmation that our girls receive a wonderful, all round education that supports them to achieve their personal best – no matter what their starting point.

“This recognises the diligence and hard work of our students, staff, parents and governors and I would like to thank them – and the Harris Federation – for their continued support.

“We look forward to continuing to provide an exceptional education for local families in Bromley for years to come.”

The report suggested that the school could improve further if can "build on the strong teaching" so sixth form girls achieve the best grades possible in all subjects.