A primary school has been praised for its progress by Ofsted inspectors.

Staff, pupils, parents and trust leaders at a Lowestoft-area school are celebrating after receiving praise from a monitoring visit by Ofsted.

Red Oak Primary School in Kirkley, Lowestoft - which is part of The Active Learning Trust - is currently rated by Ofsted as ‘good’.

But after being visited for an ungraded monitoring inspection recently, inspectors found "enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged ‘outstanding’ if we were to carry out a graded inspection."

The report highlighted the exceptional attitudes and exemplary behaviour of pupils.

Headteacher, Heather Madsen, said: "On behalf of everyone here at Red Oak I am immensely proud to have received this report.

"The whole team here works tirelessly to ensure all our pupils receive the very best start to their education and to have this recognised in such glowing terms is a wonderful achievement for us all to share."

With a consistently well-delivered phonics programme in place, effective safeguarding measures are also highlighted in the report.

The report praises the school's commitment to providing a diverse range of extra-curricular clubs for pupils - with the inspectors finding that "the high volume of extra-curricular club opportunities enjoyed by pupils are varied."

It adds: "Alongside several sports clubs, pupils can enjoy film, cooking, mathematics and philosophy clubs, and many more."

Chief executive officer at The Active Learning Trust, Lynsey Holzer, said: "I am absolutely delighted that Red Oak continues to be a good school and that inspectors could find no areas for improvement.

"This emphasises the huge commitment, dedication and expertise shared between the headteacher and her team at the school.

"Reports as overwhelmingly positive as this are rare and are only gained by schools that are offering an exceptionally high level of education and a truly positive, all-round school experience to their pupils."