A secondary school in Studley is "very proud" after being rated 'outstanding' in its latest Ofsted report. 

Studley High School received the top rating across all categories including the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development and leadership and management. 

The inspection was carried out under the relatively new framework which is widely considered to be more demanding than when the school was previously graded 'outstanding' in November 2011. 

Headteacher Richard Eost said: "Ofsted reports are word-limited and heavily quality assured, but despite this, the report manages to convey the richness of the school and how impressed the team were with us. 

"The words 'exceptional' and 'exemplary' appear in the report multiple times and this was reiterated during conversations with the team throughout the inspection. 

"When commenting on what it is like to attend the school, we feel that the lead inspector captures out ethos perfectly when he states, 'respectful, caring and supportive relationships are at the heart of Studley High School. An overwhelming sense of community and mutual respect greets you as you arrive'." 

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The school has informed parents that their children were outstanding ambassadors for young people through the inspection and that it is a real privilege for staff to work with them. 

The inspectors were also highly impressed with the quality of staff at the school including their subject knowledge, ability to facilitate learning to the highest level and the pastoral care offered to the students. 

Mr Eost said: "I would like to thank the staff for their hard work, dedication and commitment to the school. I feel extremely lucky to work with such a talented group of professionals." 

He has also thanked parents and carers who completed the parent survey with the lead inspector commenting on the "overwhelming" level of support from parents. 

Mr Eost particularly emphasised the "fundamental role" parents play in the school community. 

He added: "One of the key phrases at Studley High is 'always aim higher'. The school will now use this inspection to continue developing to ensure that Studley High remains a truly great school."