A "harmonious" Croydon primary school where pupils "learn without interruption" has received a glowing Ofsted report.

Ofsted inspectors visited Fairchildes Primary School in New Addington on February 6 and 7, and the report was published on March 19.

Inspectors found the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, and early years provision to be outstanding.

This was the first inspection since Fairchildes Primary School became an academy in 2014 when it was previously given an outstanding rating. 

Inspectors found that the school's leaders ensure that all pupils receive an “exceptional” education.

The curriculum is described as “meticulously planned”, and each pupil receives the "support they need to succeed."

Ofsted reported that behaviour is “exemplary" and pupils "treat one another with high levels of respect and kindness.”.

Pupils were found to take on responsibilities in the school, including "Hallway Heroes and Playground Pals to help make the school a calm and purposeful place."

Inspectors also praised the school's wide range of extracurricular activities that students take part in. 

They found that their enrichment program, which includes a steel band, opera, cooking, knitting, chess, street dance and football "capture pupils’ imagination, developing their knowledge, skills, talents and interests."

Co-headteachers Jane Byers and Mark Gyford, and CEO Jo Hussey run Fairchildes Primary School. 

A spokesperson for Fairchildes Primary School said: "We are thrilled with the outcome of our recent OFSTED inspection and put our success down to our amazing children, dedicated staff and supportive parents and governors.

"Fairchildes was first graded as outstanding in 2012 and we are proud to have retained this grade.

"We pride ourselves on our creative and inclusive curriculum, on the learning behaviours of our children, the stability and expertise of our staff, and on the role that the school plays within the local community."