Inspectors who arrived at Tring School last month for a snap inspection found lots to praise.
The report on their findings describes the Mortimer Hill secondary school as “good school with many outstanding features”.
The inspection team said that they were particularly impressed with the quality of teaching, describing 85 per cent of the lessons which were graded as either good or outstanding.
And they also congratulated the students on their exceptionally good behaviour.
They felt that the curriculum was broad and well-balanced and catered very well for the varying needs of students. The results achieved at GCSE were considered to be good and A-level results were outstanding.
Delighted head teacher Sue Collings said this week: “This is a fantastic and exciting endorsement for the school, given the journey we have been on to raise standards in all areas of school life.
“Last summer’s results were some of the best in Hertfordshire and next summer they will be even better.
“The school is immensely proud of this judgement and feels it is a just reward for all of the hard work put in by the students and staff.
“My heartfelt thanks and appreciation go to all of the passionate and committed staff and students.
“Without their commitment none of this would be possible. However, we will not rest here
“Standards across the board were considered to be well above average and have the capacity to improve even further.
“The feedback received from parents was overwhelmingly positive as were the views of the students themselves. To be so well acclaimed by Ofsted is great news for everyone but we now aim to be outstanding and inspirational in every possible way.”