A SALE school has proved it is top of the class after receiving a glowing report.

Firs Primary School has been classed as outstanding in all areas by OFSTED inspectors.

The accolade comes eight years after the school was given 'noticeto improve' by inspectors.

In 2013 it was classed as 'good'.

The team of five inspectors said that the school had "driven far-reaching improvements since the previous inspection.”

The report's comments included: “Teaching captures pupils’ interests and fires their curiosity.”

It also said: “Pupils behaviour is exemplary. They are enthusiastic, considerate and resilient.”

It praised the impact the school has on its pupils: “The school’s ethos emphasises the importance of pupils’ personal development. The school’s empowering and inclusive values are relentlessly promoted.”

Headteacher of the Firs Road school, Nerys Hitchcock, said: " I would like to thank everyone who has played their part in helping the Firs achieve this excellent result.

"As a team of staff, governors and parents, everyone strives to provide the very best education and care for all our children.

"It is fantastic that OFSTED have recognised the success of the Firs, but the reason that the team works so hard, is so that the children get the very best opportunities and experiences during their time with us.

"With this in mind, we will continue to further develop and improve learning at the Firs; there is always more to do.

"I was so proud of our amazing pupils throughout the inspection.

"What shone through to the inspectors was their enthusiasm for learning, care and respect for others and pride at being a pupil at the Firs."