A Norfolk school is celebrating after its Ofsted rating was boosted for the first time in more than a decade-and-a-half.

The Norman CofE Primary School in Northwold, near King's Lynn, spent 16 years rated as 'requiring improvements' by the education watchdog - the second-lowest rating available.

But after its most recent inspection, the hard work of the school community was finally recognised with a boosted rating of good. 

Anna Fisher, headteacher of the school said: "The staff and pupils deserve this, however, there is still always room for further improvement and we will continue to build on this fantastic result.

"Our school is a happy hive of learning and a place we are all proud of.

"We have worked to drive up standards in every area and to ensure that every child here is given the best possible experience in an environment that helps them to feel safe and achieve."

Inspectors visiting the school praised it for having a "warm and welcoming atmosphere" - praising the behaviour of its children.

The report reads: "Pupils' behaviour is a strength - they treat everyone kindly and with respect.

"The school's behaviour code of 'respectful, ready and safe' is promoted effectively in all aspects of school life."

Mrs Fisher added: "Despite the challenges we have as a small rural school it was fundamental to ensure that all children receive what they are entitled to - a high quality education in an environment where they feel happy and safe."

The school is part of the Diocese of Ely Multi Academy Trust, which runs a cluster of schools around the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire border.

Jo Brown, DEMAT's hub director, said: "We are so pleased with the outcome for the Norman School - the staff have all worked so hard and we are proud of all the children."