There is delight at Hatfield's De Havilland Primary School after receiving a much-improved good Ofsted rating.

The school was rated inadequate back in June 2019, but vast improvements have been made since, with an inspection back in September leading to a good rating.

The report described De Havilland Primary as a "happy school", and praised the "rich learning experiences" it offers pupils.

"We would like to express our gratitude to our dedicated staff, supportive parents, and the entire community for their unwavering support throughout this journey," said Sarah King, headteacher at De Havilland Primary School.

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"Together, we will continue to strive for excellence and ensure the continued success of De Havilland Primary School and our pupils."

Josephine Valentine, CEO of Danes Educational Trust, which runs the school, added: "This achievement is the result of the combined efforts of De Havilland Primary School’s exceptional staff and students, as well as the strong partnership that has developed between our trust and the school since our collaboration in 2020.

"Together, we have created an environment where our pupils can excel academically, emotionally and socially."