STUDENTS and staff at Parkstone Grammar School are celebrating after a top Ofsted inspection.

The school was judged to be 'outstanding' in all areas following a visit on October 11 and 12.

Inspectors highlighted the "very strong leadership" which allows students to make "remarkable progress" in their GCSEs and A-Levels.

Comments were also made about the school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare.

"School leaders take no major decision without giving deep consideration to the impact that it might have on pupils’ well-being, which is always at the forefront of their minds," inspectors found.

They also reported that teachers are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and highly-skilled, inspiring pupils with a love of learning.

Pupils were observed to have "all the attitudes and habits of highly effective learners," with inspectors noting: "They take a justified pride in their work and are determined to succeed.

"They show resilience when faced with challenging work. They do not give up easily and are keen to work things out for themselves.”

The school's previous Ofsted in December 2013 rated it as 'good'.

Headteacher Tracy Harris said: “I am delighted that Ofsted has recognised the exceptional provision at Parkstone.

"Our supportive and rigorous academic environment is one in which all students can thrive.

"Our commitment to student well-being and a holistic education, combined with the very highest levels of academic progress all through the school, has been recognised as truly world class.

"I am so proud of all of the students and staff at Parkstone who make the school such a unique and inspirational school.”