Dynamic, inclusive, creative and outstanding are just some of the words that have been used to describe Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School in their Ofsted report.

Inspectors visited the school in Bellmount Wood Avenue, Watford on March 22, for two days.

They found that it offered an “outstanding” level of teaching – an improvement on an inspection carried out in January 2007, where it was considered to be at a “good” level.

The new Ofsted report praises the infant and nursery school, stating that “relationships between pupils and staff are extremely positive because of very high quality provision for their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”

It also highlights the quality of teaching, stating that it is “predominantly good or better across the school” and that “the quality of care, guidance and support for all pupils is outstanding”.

Caroline Daniels, headteacher, said: “We are all very proud that our school achieved an outstanding rating from Ofsted.

“We strive to ensure that we create a caring environment for the children, where they can flourish and learn.

“Last time we were assessed, we achieved a rating of good, so we’ve gone above and beyond to prove we are in fact outstanding.”

Despite the overall complimentary report, Ofsted has suggested one area the school can improve upon.

The document states Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School could do “improve the quality of self-evaluation”, by “ensuring that data related to pupil outcomes is analysed with greater precision to identify areas for further school improvement”.

Ms Daniels added: “This is a minor criticism that we have taken on board.

“In the meantime, we have plans in place to extend the school and will be welcoming three form entry, with about 90 new children.

“It will prove a new challenge for us, but something I am sure we will take in our stride.”