A BRENTWOOD school is celebrating after being graded as “outstanding” by education watchdog Ofsted.

Becket Keys Church of England School, on Sawyers Hall Lane, came out with flying colours across all aspects of the inspection, which was its first since opening in 2012.

The report highlighted the schools “family” atmosphere and “outstanding” behaviour of its pupils.

It also noted the “high quality” and “motivated” staff who’re committed to the school’s values and aims.

Head teacher, Andy Scott-Evans, said “I am so proud to be part of the leadership of this wonderful new school. Inspectors’ comments during the visit and in the report also made me very proud.

“They recognised the inclusive nature of Becket Keys and the fact that students of all abilities make outstanding progress.”

Chair of Governors, Rev Ian Jorysz, said: “I am thrilled that the dedicated hard work of our head teacher, staff, sponsor and so many others has been recognized through this judgment.

“To be graded ‘outstanding’ is a significant accolade for any school, but it is yet more remarkable an achievement so early after a school’s opening.”