A high school that opened less than three years ago has been rated ‘outstanding’ in its first inspection.

Pinner High School, in Beaulieu Drive, only opened its doors in September 2016 but has seen rapid growth, with 700 students expected to attend at the start of the new academic year.

Set up by several head teachers from across Harrow, the school scored highly in recent reviews conducted by parents and pupils.

Now Ofsted – the government body tasked with inspecting UK schools – has given it its highest possible grade.

Head teacher Chris Woolf said: “What is so pleasing is how the positive comments in the report cover so many parts of the school.

“It includes all aspects of school life: quality of teaching, academic achievement, student wellbeing, and the amazing range of opportunities we offer students.

“To be rated ‘outstanding’ is a real team effort, one where every member of staff has really played their part.

“I am biased, but I think our students are fabulous, and it is always pleasing when other people see this too.”

Inspectors were impressed by all aspects of the school, as it scored highly in terms of leadership, quality of teaching, pupil outcomes and personal development.

The report commended staff efforts and noted that pupils have a “thirst for knowledge” contributing towards excellent results.

It also praised the school’s approach to those with special needs, pointing out that they have made “strong progress” at Pinner High School.

In terms of potential improvement, inspectors suggested that the school focus on how to fully support its most able pupils and encouraged it to maintain the training and development of teachers.

Dr Janice Howkins, chairman of the Harrow Academies Trust, which is made up of the head teachers who founded Pinner High, was delighted by the result.

She said: “We are very proud of everyone at Pinner High. This judgment is a credit to the students, staff, governors and families who work so hard and so well together.”