An Edgeware school is celebrating after being awarded top marks in a recent report.
Stag Lane Middle School, in Collier Drive, was deemed outstanding in an Ofsted report in May.
The school was praised for the quality of its teaching and its ability to raise standards for Black African boys.
Headteacher Helen Evans said: "We are just thrilled at the report, the children here are absolutely delightful. We do not have an easy school as lots of children who come to us don't speak English or have other problems.
"What makes us different is that we do not stop looking to improve and we all work well together. We are a really strong team."
The majority of the eight to 12-year-old pupils at the school are from ethnic minority groups and often enter the school speaking little or no English.
Teachers gave special attention to those new to English and various strategies were used to raise performance in Black African boys, including support from the Somali Parent Ambassador and a winning attitudes workshop.
Students at the school are also encouraged to participate in charity work and help the school run smooth-ly through eco warrior and prefect roles. The report said children 'rapidly grow in confidence and develop a better understanding of themselves'.
The report also said the school's success was partly due to staff, pupils and teacher involvement in the evaluation of its performance and Stag Lane Middle's website was recognised as a vital learning platform.
Senior leaders and staff were also praised for their governance and team-working skills, as well as the extra support they gave to pupils who required it.
Achievement was also highlighted, as students who entered year four with skills below the average of their age were able to attain above average standards by the end of year six. The only area where pupils slightly lacked was in writing skills.
Raminder Arora, the lead inspector, said: "It was great to find so many children who said they like their school and think it is an excellent place to be.I found children showing exemplary behaviour in and around the school."
She also added further improvements could be made by giving pupils the opportunity to write in a range subjects to improve their skills and also by helping governors to be more involved in the observation of work at the school.