A school has been rated outstanding in its recent inspection from the education regulator.

OFSTED graded The Compton School in Summers Lane, Finchley, with an outstanding rating in its recent inspection.

The school received this rating in all areas, and the inspector particularly commented on the "exceptional learning culture" of the school.

There were only two areas of improvement offered to the school, which were to sharpen the review of programmes of study in the sixth form and the evaluate the impact on the school's attempt to improve pupils' response to feedback from teachers.

The report said: "Leaders, including governors, establish a highly aspirational ethos where all members of the school community strive to secure the best outcomes for pupils.

"Pupils thrive in this environment and achieve well beyond expectations."

The school opened its sixth form in 2016, and this is the first inspection to have taken place since then.

Headteacher Ann Marie Mulkerins said: “I am proud of the perseverance, drive and dedication from an amazing team of staff. Our focus is always on our students and their learning and so it was exceptionally pleasing that the OFSTED team clearly saw evidence of just how fantastic our students are.

"In September 2016, we opened a new sixth form and so it is the first time our Sixth Form provision has been inspected.

"OFSTED inspectors were very impressed with the quality of teaching and the maturity and high expectations of the sixth form students."