ORSETT Primary School has double cause for celebration.

It has been ranked in the top 250 primary schools nationally for SATS results progress - and it has been judged as “outstanding” by a church schools orgranisation.

The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools, or SIAMS, is carried out on all church schools and mirrors the Ofsted ins pection framework.

Orsett, a Church of England school, was found to be outstanding in areas of Christian character, collective worship, religious education and in leadership following the latest inspection.

Following its last Ofsted inspection in November 2012, the school was found to be “good”, having been just “satisfactory” two years earlier.

Headteacher Lallie Godfrey said: “Last year we had an Ofsted inspection under the new and rigorous framework and our school was judged to be good with outstanding for behaviour and safety and leadership and management.

“Since then everyone has worked relentlessly to improve still further and this SIAMS report, which judges us to be outstanding overall, is a reflection of the success of the improvements that we have made and we are determined to continue to improve still further.

“I am delighted with this judgement which was then followed by the news that our school is currently in the top 250 schools nationally for progress between Key Stage 1 and 2 which is fantastic. I would like to thank everyone involved.”