AN 'INSPIRING' headteacher has led a new school to an 'outstanding' Ofsted rating just five years after it was opened.

In 2012 Evendons Primary School on Finchampstead Road, Wokingham welcomed in its first pupils after being set up by a group of parents.

Following an inspection on June 27 and 28, the school won Ofsted's highest grading, 'Outstanding', in all five main areas.

The report notes how 'inspiring' staff, led by Patrick Pritchett, 'work together to form a harmonious community where pupils excel'.

'Pupils’ excellent behaviour and determination to work hard allow them to flourish,' the report continues.

'Pupils are friendly and respectful. They make rapid progress and attain highly.

'Additional funding is used very effectively to support the needs of disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.

'They make rapid progress in a nurturing environment, as do pupils who speak English as an additional language.'

Reacting to the news, Helen Thorndyke, chair of governors, said: "It gives me immense pleasure to congratulate our staff, children, parents, founders and governors and the wider school community on the 'Outstanding' grading we have now received from Ofsted.

"For a new school this is a fantastic achievement.

"We are very proud to be the first primary school in Wokingham to achieve an Ofsted Outstanding grading under the new framework in all categories.

"This is a coveted designation that reflects the commitment and hard work of all our key stakeholders.

"We are absolutely delighted that the Ofsted Inspection Team has recognised the amazing work that is carried out at our school."

The report will be particularly welcome news for the school, which was targeted by a summer holiday burgling raid.

More than 100 Samsung Chromebooks and 100 Samsung tablets were taken overnight on July 16.