An Abbots Langley headteacher is “overjoyed” with the school's Ofsted rating, after her first year in the role.

Divine Saviour Catholic Primary School, which was inspected in June, was rated 'good' in the report published this month.

Headteacher Helen Wilson has told the Watford Observer of her joy over the report, with the school described by inspectors as "happy and welcoming".

Watford Observer:

Mrs Wilson said: “I am absolutely proud of the school, we have fantastic children and amazing staff. Everyone worked incredibly hard during the two days the inspector was here.

“The children love to talk about the school and are so proud of it. They love being here and are so proud of themselves, especially with the outcome of the report.”

The report described leaders as having “established high expectations for the teaching of reading” and staff as “highly skilled at spotting when they can move pupils on quickly with their learning”.

Pupils have access to a “range of after-school clubs and school trips” as well as making “good use” of the play areas.

The report also said students are taught about “tolerance, compassion and respect across a range of experiences”.

Mrs Wilson added: “We hugely value our children and couldn’t be prouder of them. I have been working in the school for a long time but this is my first Ofsted as a head but it went really well.

“My children went to this school and I am always happy to share the successes of our community we have built here.”

It is a mixed primary school which is part of the All Saints Catholic Academy Trust.

The headteacher said: “The Ofsted wasn’t an easy process but the staff worked very hard and are very pleased with the outcome.”

It currently has 207 pupils aged four to 11 and this inspection is the first since the pandemic.

It is a Catholic school and is involved with two parishes, St Saviour’s Parish and Our Lady Mother of the Saviour Parish as well as children being engaged in collective acts of worship when in school.