A local grammar school has received a glowing Ofsted report, with inspectors rating it 'Outstanding' in all assessment categories.

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury was visited by Ofsted in February this year.

Their subsequent report found it to be 'Outstanding' in all assessment areas - including quality of education, behaviour and sixth-form provision.

Sir Henry Floyd has a student population of just over 1,000, and takes in pupils aged between 11 and 18.

Inspectors praised the school's 'culture,' which, they said, fosters strong bonds between staff and pupils.

The report reads: "Pupils' attitudes to learning are exceptionally strong. All pupils focus well on their learning during lessons and independent study.

"Sixth-form students act as role models, mentoring and supporting younger pupils.

"The school is universally calm and orderly because expectations of pupils' conduct are commonly understood. Together, staff and students create and maintain the strong culture of respect that permeates school life.

"On the very rare occasion that derogatory language occurs, the school acts immediately. No form of discrimination is tolerated."

One aspect of school life which garnered praise from inspectors was the depth of the teaching staff's learning.

Ofsted found that teachers were equipped with a strong understanding of their subjects, and were able to consistently challenge pupils.

The report states: "Teachers have very strong subject knowledge. They explain ideas thoroughly and check regularly that pupils have understood these.

"In this way, teachers readily address any misconceptions that pupils may have acquired. In performing arts, for example, teachers ask well-considered and probing questions to deepen pupils’ understanding.

"Pupils are eloquent and reflective about their learning.

"Pupils and sixth-form students, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, achieve very well.

"Outcomes in GCSE and A level examinations are high. Students are very well prepared for the next stage of their education and wider life."