A headteacher has said how "proud and delighted" she is after her primary school got Ofsted's top rating.

St Michael’s CofE Primary School in North Road, Highgate, was rated 'outstanding' in all categories after inspectors from the education watchdog visited on June 21 and 22.

Highlights from the report published on September 27 show that the school is a "happy and safe" place for pupils and that it provides "exceptional quality" of education for all 430 pupils.

Executive headteacher Geraldine Gallagher said: "I am proud and delighted that Ofsted affirms that we are an outstanding school and that there is exemplary practice in all aspects of school life.

"I am always so proud of our pupils. Thank you to all our pupils who shared their school experience and learning with the inspectors."

Ham & High: Pupils feel 'happy and safe' at St Micheal's CoE Primary School in HighgatePupils feel 'happy and safe' at St Micheal's CoE Primary School in Highgate (Image: St Micheal's)

She thanked parents and carers for their "excellent support" and the dedicated staff and voluntary governing body, for their "commitment, care, leadership and teaching".

Quoting the report, she added: "All of St Michael’s community have contributed to shape our 'highly welcoming school where pupils flourish and which they are proud to attend'.”

The school is currently holding open mornings for September 2024 and for in-year vacancies.

Contact the school on 020 8340 7441 or visit https://stmichaelsn6.com/ for further details.