An infant school with a "celebratory culture" has kept its outstanding status in its first inspection since becoming part of an academy trust

Ghost Hill Infant and Nursery School in Taverham already held the highest available rating with Ofsted when it joined the Sapientia Education Trust in 2018.

But in its first full inspection since making the move - and its first in more than a decade - the school again came away with top marks.

During a visit held last month, inspectors from the education regular rated the school as outstanding across the board.

It was the first time Ofsted inspectors had visited the school since 2010, eight years before it joined the trust, when it was also rated as outstanding.

The report reads: "Pupils love their school. They proudly tell visitors how they learn well, play fairly and behave respectfully.

"Pupils bring an infectious enthusiasm to their learning - children from nursery age are ready to learn.

Rebecca Westall, headteacher at Ghost Hill, said she was "immensely proud".

She said: "Ghost Hill is a brilliant school to lead - we have children who love to learn, great staff who have the highest expectations and supportive parents working in partnership with us.

"Our school is an incredibly place to be."

Jonathan Taylor, chief executive of Saptientia, said: "I always love visiting Ghost Hill - the enthusiasm that pervades the school is infectious.

"This shows that Norfolk schools are capable of being among the very best nationally and I am delighted that the support provided by Sapientia has once again been strongly recognised by Ofsted."

It is the third time in less than a year that Ofsted has handed out an outstanding rating to a Saptientia school, following Wymondham College Prep School and Wymondham College in June and October respectively.