Eleven borough schools have been singled out by the Government’s education chief for offering kids an “outstanding” level of care.

Six primary schools and five nurseries celebrated the news after the annual Ofsted report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills was published on November 19.

The Barnes Montessori Nursery, which turns 40 next year, recorded its third glowing report in as many years.

The inspector described the pupils as having “very high self-esteem, and are confident and independent learners” and praised the level of teaching and learning as being “outstanding”.

Headteacher for the past 22 years, Anne-Marie True, said: “The most rewarding thing is that the children are happy, enthusiastic and positive.

“They are in an environment where Every Child Matters and where the environment is stimulating.”

Kew College headteacher, Mrs Lyness, was also delighted to be named on of the borough’s best schools. She credited her “enthusiastic and energetic team” for achieving this result.

Headteacher at Collis Primary School, David Butterfield, echoed the need for everyone involved in each school to “sing from the same hymn sheet” in order to ensure continued success.

This was the second year that Kew Riverside Primary School made the list. Rachel Phillips, headteacher, said: “The children are at the heart of everything we do, the learning very much comes to life with children eagerly running into school every morning.

“I really enjoy being part of Kew Riverside and look forward to the next stage in our development.”

Every school and education provider deemed outstanding in the report - which was based on findings between August 1, 2007 and August 31, 2008 - is given a distinctive logo that represents their success.

To see the findings visit ofsted.gov.uk.

The outstanding Primary Schools were:

  • Kew Riverside Primary School
  • Collis Primary School
  • Barnes Primary School
  • St James’s Roman Catholic Primary School
  • St Mary’s and St Peter’s Church of England Primary School
  • Bishop Perrin Church of England Primary School

    The outstanding Nurseries were:

  • Barnes Montessori Nursery
  • Kew College
  • Wasps (after school)
  • Vicarage Nursery School
  • Chase Bridge Pre-School