A college is celebrating after receiving an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating.

Woodhouse College in North Finchley has been awarded the best marks possible following a visit by inspectors in May.

The report noted students “flourish in the welcoming and exceptionally inclusive community”, and also highlighted students receive an “outstanding quality of education” and emphasised students have “outstanding levels of motivation and are very ambitious to succeed”.

Teachers and staff were recognised for promoting the “highest expectations” of students with the sixth formers’ behaviour described as “exemplary”.

Principal Sugra Alibhai said: “We are delighted with the outcome of the Ofsted visit and the report captures the unique spirit and culture of our fantastic college.

“I would like to thank our students, staff, parents, trustees and governors for their ongoing support and contribution to this special community.”

Chairman of trustees Peter Green said: “This ‘outstanding’ grading is an acknowledgement of the exemplary performance of everyone involved with Woodhouse College.

“The inspectors were glowing in their praise of the students, incredibly positive about the staff, and very complimentary about the governors.

“The college’s mission is for continuous improvement and we will dedicate ourselves to making the Woodhouse experience a wonderful one for all future students.”