A HILLINGDON school is celebrating after being rated ‘good’ by Ofsted for the first time in nearly 15 years. 

Inspectors described students at Oak Wood School, Sutton Court Road, as polite, friendly and confident.

They praised behaviour at the school, saying pupils are kind and respectful while bullying and low-level disruption is rare.

They also highlight a culture of high expectations, where students can develop their talents - including those with special needs.

They also pointed to the many extra-curricular clubs and societies and the opportunity to visit museums, art galleries and sporting events. 

It is the first time the school has received a good judgment since 2008, and only the second in the school’s history.

Head teacher Dan Cowling said: “The team here at Oak Wood has worked so hard to transform the school to its current status as the pride of the local community.”