Ofsted has been very positive about the Watford area in the reports it has released so far this year.

Across the six inspections for schools and nurseries in the area that have been published since the beginning of 2024 the clear theme has been that they all did really well.

Every one has received one of the top two grades, 'good' and 'outstanding'.

See what inspectors had to say about each below:

Harvey Road Primary School

Croxley Green’s Harvey Road Primary School kept its ‘outstanding’ rating from 2011 when it was inspected at the end of last year.

The report was published on January 10 and details how Harvey Road is “an exciting place to learn”.

Pupils were praised for their behaviour, staff for “strong subject knowledge” and leaders for bringing their “vision” to life.

Warren Dell Primary School

Watford Observer: The Warren Dell school council.The Warren Dell school council. (Image: Warren Dell Primary School)

Warren Dell Primary School has not had its Ofsted report published yet but it has already shared the good news.

The Gosforth Lane jumped from ‘good’ at its last inspection to ‘outstanding’ after a visit on January 24 and 25.

Kids “thrive” in an environment with a “strong sense of community” the inspectors said.

Alban Wood Primary School

Alban Wood Primary School and Nursery was found ‘outstanding’ overall at its previous full inspection.

While the latest report, published January 26, found it ‘outstanding’ for the “behaviour and attitudes” category and was still full of praise, it dropped to ‘good’ overall.

Nevertheless inspectors noted how “pupils are proud to be part of the Alban Wood family”, and love learning there.

Flower Pots Day Nursery (Kings Langley)

Ofsted’s report for Flower Pots Day Nursery (Kings Langley) was published on January 10 and found it to be ‘good’ in all areas.

The report said: “Leaders and staff have created an environment where children feel happy, safe, and secure.”

The Hempstead Road provider had only been registered in 2021, so it was the first inspection.

Daybreak Nurseries

Watford Observer: Daybreak Nurseries in Rickmansworth.Daybreak Nurseries in Rickmansworth. (Image: Daybreak Nurseries)

Daybreak Nurseries in Mill End, Rickmansworth, leapt from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘outstanding’ when its latest report was published on January 9.

It praised how, “as a team”, staff “have worked exceedingly hard since the last inspection”.

The inspector even suggested that the improvement may not be complete yet, as the manager is “constantly” reflecting on how future improvements can benefit children.

Kings Langley Primary School

In a report published on January 19, Kings Langley Primary School kept its good rating and was praised for its “carefully planned curriculum”.

“From the moment they join the school, children start to learn the essential knowledge they will need for later learning,” Ofsted said.

It added that the kids are friendly, behave well, and strive to meet expectations.