Dovers Green Infant School in Reigate has been given the highest score for its education, welfare and teaching of pupils in its latest OFSTED report.

Following an all-day visit to the school in Rushetts Road, Government inspectors reported that the school “provides an outstanding education,” with inclusion at the heart of its approach, that pupils “make excellent progress” and “certainly enjoy their education.”

Dovers Green currently has 158 children on its register, aged from four to seven, including a special needs support unit for youngsters with physical and learning disabilities.

The report noted that these children also “make rapid progress” at the school.

The Ofsted report will be the first of many celebrations this year for Dovers Green.

Later, the school will be officially opening its new Surestart Children’s Centre, built within the school grounds, which will ensure local children under five and their families receive services and information to get the best start in life. Building work is currently taking place to add an additional classroom to accommodate an increase in the number of children starting at the school.

Topping it all, this year Dovers Green will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Headteacher Sue Hillman said: “We are all absolutely delighted with our Ofsted report that endorses the hard work and commitment of the staff, children and governors.

“Outstanding is the highest commendation we could have received and it has made us even more determined to mix excellence with enjoyment.”

She said: “It is fantastic news which has come during our Golden Jubilee year and will go a long way to making our celebrations even more special.”

Past pupils or members of staff at Dovers Green are invited to attend its 50th birthday tea on Wednesday, June 17, and should call the school on 01737 245515.