Christmas came early for the children, parents and staff of The Langley Heritage Primary School - thanks to a team of Government inspectors.

The Ofsted inspectors visited the school in Kennett Road, Langley as 2019 drew to a close and gave the school an overall 'good' rating - with an 'outstanding' rating for leadership and management.

The report stated: "This is now a school where all pupils achieve well across a range of subjects. The pastoral care provided, especially for the most vulnerable pupils, is a strength of the school. Leaders at all levels share the same passion for high-quality education, based on the school values of curiosity, exploration and discovery.

"They ensure that pupils are excited by their learning and that none are disadvantaged in any way. For example, the school organised a trip to the London museums for the weekend following the inspection, with 250 pupils and family members due to participate."

The report is particularly welcome coming two and a half years after an earlier inspection that decided the school required improvement.

Headteacher Polly Bennett said: "The 'outstanding' judgement for leadership and management leaders has been a wonderful achievement."

But she said it had only been made possible by the hardwork and dedication of her staff.

The school has built up a particular reputation for its emphasis on providing an exciting outdoor environment, which currently includes an Iron Age Roundhouse, a traditional Traveller wagon, an allotment and a small farm home to four goats and a number of chickens.