London's most oversubscribed primary school has been awarded the best marks possible by education inspectors - a feat achieved by less than one per cent of schools nationally.
Newton Farm Nursery, First and Middle School in Ravenswood Crescent, South Harrow, was described by Ofsted as 'an outstanding school that provides a high quality education for its pupils'.
In each of the 20 categories that the experts examined, from academic standards to children's healthy lifestyles, the school was given the highest of four ratings, 'Outstanding'.
Headteacher Rekha Bhakoo said: "I'm absolutely delighted. It just goes to show how advanced the school is in terms of how we do things.
"It's quite an innovative school and the Ofsted inspector said she had not been to a school of this calibre before."
Mrs Bhakoo said following the publication of the report on June 26, she had received a flood of telephone calls and e-mails from parents asking how they could get their children into the school.
There are now more than 200 families chasing 30 places, making the school the most sought after in the capital.
The Ofsted inspectors, who visited the school on June 6, said: "Expectations are consistently high and pupils thrive on challenge in lessons.
"Many practical and motivating activities engage learners and they particularly enjoy talking about their work.
"This is not a school content to stand still and has an excellent capacity to improve further.
"A strategic approach to improvement by key staff and governors is reaping rewards of excellence."
Mrs Bhakoo added: "We don't have any issues.
"I would say we would like to improve aspects of personalised learning even more."