Celebrations rang out across the Woodloes after its primary school was named as one of the top 100 performing in the country.
Woodloes Primary School staff were surprised with a letter from the education minister, Nick Gibb informing them that they had made it into the list thanks to excellent result over the past year.
The Deansway school was listed for its progress in what head teacher, Andy Mitchell, said was testament to the hard work to put in to build the school up since 2009.
Speaking about the news which came through on the last day of the Christmas term, he said: “It is amazing to hear and we are so proud of the children and everyone who worked for this.
“There is massive potential here and everyone has worked so well together to ensure that these high standards become the new norm for us.
“We have come such a long way since we started in 2009 and have overcome some challenges along the way so I hope everyone who has contributed to this great achievement feels very proud of themselves.”
The school was rated good by Ofsted in 2014.
A letter praising performance from the MP read: “Your school’s results show that you are amongst the top 100 performing schools in terms of the progress your pupils make between key stage 1 and the end of key stage 2.
“We want to ensure that every child progresses to the best of their ability in reading, writing and mathematics. Your school is clearly putting great effort into achieving this.”