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The best of the best schools
Ofsted's annual report - as well as highlighting problems in England's education system - also praises the best schools.

Schools that are rated by inspection teams during each year as "outstanding" get a mention in that year's report.

The list below shows schools that have achieved this not just once but twice and even three times.

Clicking the name of any school will take you to its most recent inspection report on the Ofsted website.

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School Phase Area
MENTIONED THREE TIMES
Sharnbrook Upper School and Community College Secondary Bedfordshire
Langley Park School for Girls Secondary Bromley
The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe Secondary Buckinghamshire
George Dent Nursery School Nursery Darlington
The Ecclesbourne School Secondary Derbyshire
West Down School Primary Devon
Ivybridge Community College Secondary Devon
Dame Hannah Rogers School Special Devon
Scawthorpe Sunnyfields Primary School Primary Doncaster
The Hayfield School Secondary Doncaster
Emmanuel College CTC Gateshead
Gotherington Primary School Primary Gloucestershire
Dene Magna School Secondary Gloucestershire
The London Oratory School Secondary Hammersmith and Fulham
Winklebury Infant School Primary Hampshire
Cunningham Hill Infant School Primary Hertfordshire
John F Kennedy Catholic School Secondary Hertfordshire
Lancaster Girls' Grammar School Secondary Lancashire
Caistor Grammar School Secondary Lincolnshire
Merrivale Nursery School Nursery Nottingham
Flintham Primary School Primary Nottinghamshire
Kendrick Girls' Grammar School Secondary Reading
Trinity Catholic High School Secondary Redbridge
Range High School Secondary Sefton
Pownall Green Primary School Primary Stockport
Egglescliffe School Secondary Stockton-on-Tees
Valley End CofE Infant School Primary Surrey
Linden Bridge School Special Surrey
Thomas Telford School CTC Telford and Wrekin
Ashton-on-Mersey School Secondary Trafford
The Grey Coat Hospital Secondary Westminster
Wolverhampton Girls' High School Secondary Wolverhampton
MENTIONED TWICE
The Annunciation RC Infant School Primary Barnet
St Joseph's RC Junior School Primary Barnet
Lincroft Middle School Secondary Bedfordshire
Brearley Nursery School Nursery Birmingham
St Cuthbert's RC Junior and Infant (NC) School Primary Birmingham
Nelson Mandela School Primary Birmingham
Robin Hood Junior and Infant School Primary Birmingham
King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys Secondary Birmingham
Ninestiles School Secondary Birmingham
Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College SFC Birmingham
Calthorpe School Sports College Special Birmingham
Turton and Edgworth CofE/Methodist Controlled Primary School Primary Blackburn with Darwen
Walmsley CofE Primary School Primary Bolton
Rumworth School Special Bolton
Ranelagh Church of England School Secondary Bracknell Forest
Carlton Vale Infant School Primary Brent
Preston Manor High School Secondary Brent
Henleaze Junior School Primary Bristol City of
Farnham Common Junior School Primary Buckinghamshire
The Oaks (PRU) PRU Buckinghamshire
St Monica's RC High School Specialist Language College Secondary Bury
Colleges Nursery School Nursery Cambridgeshire
Parkside Community College Secondary Cambridgeshire
Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College Secondary Cheshire
Penryn College Secondary Cornwall
Wolsey Infant School Primary Croydon
St Mary's Catholic Primary School Primary Cumbria
Eaglesfield Paddle CofE VA Primary School Primary Cumbria
Queen Elizabeth School Secondary Cumbria
Alfreton Nursery School Nursery Derbyshire
Morley Primary School Primary Derbyshire
Deer Park Primary School Primary Derbyshire
Westfield Infant School Primary Derbyshire
Sprotbrough Orchard Infant School Primary Doncaster
Gillingham School Secondary Dorset
Emmanuel Middle Church of England Voluntary Aided School Secondary Dorset
Westfield Technology College Special Dorset
Bowburn Infant School Primary Durham
Esh CofE (Aided) Primary School Primary Durham
The Cardinal Wiseman Roman Catholic School Secondary Ealing
Manor Nursery School Nursery East Riding of Yorkshire
Beverley Grammar School Secondary East Riding of Yorkshire
Uckfield Community Technology College Secondary East Sussex
Tanglewood Nursery School Nursery Essex
Colchester County High School for Girls Secondary Essex
Hatherley Infant School Primary Gloucestershire
St Mary's Church of England Infant School Primary Gloucestershire
Pate's Grammar School Secondary Gloucestershire
Balcarras School Secondary Gloucestershire
The Cotswold School Secondary Gloucestershire
Bettridge School Secondary Gloucestershire
Belmont School Special Gloucestershire
St Thomas More Roman Catholic Comprehensive School Secondary Greenwich
Sacred Heart High School Secondary Hammersmith and Fulham
Alton College GFEC/TC Hampshire
Fair Oak Junior School Primary Hampshire
All Saints Church of England Aided Junior School Primary Hampshire
Fordingbridge Junior School Primary Hampshire
Kings' School Secondary Hampshire
Sacred Heart of Mary Girls' School Secondary Havering
Orleton CofE Primary School Primary Herefordshire
Fairfield High School Secondary Herefordshire
The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School Secondary Herefordshire
St Thomas More Roman Catholic Primary School Primary Hertfordshire
The Knights Templar School Secondary Hertfordshire
Dame Alice Owen's School Secondary Hertfordshire
Loreto College Secondary Hertfordshire
Colnbrook School Special Hertfordshire
Lakeside School Special Hertfordshire
Riverhead Infants' School Primary Kent
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Northfleet Primary Kent
Highsted Grammar School Secondary Kent
The Tiffin Girls' School Secondary Kingston upon Thames
St Laurence's Catholic Primary School Primary Knowsley
Evelyn Community Primary School Primary Knowsley
Springfield School Special Knowsley
Knowsley Central Primary Support Centre Special Knowsley
Triangle Nursery School Nursery Lambeth
Maytree Nursery School Nursery Lambeth
Duke Street Nursery School Nursery Lancashire
Central Lancaster High School Secondary Lancashire
St Nicholas Catholic Primary School Primary Leeds
Mount St Mary's Catholic Primary School Primary Leeds
St John's Catholic School for the Deaf (Boston Spa) Special Leeds
Montrose School Primary Leicester
Christ the King Sixth Form College SFC Lewisham
New Woodlands School Special Lewisham
The Lincoln St Giles Nursery School Nursery Lincolnshire
William Farr C of E Comprehensive School Secondary Lincolnshire
The Priory LSST Secondary Lincolnshire
East Prescot Road Nursery School Nursery Liverpool
St Edward's College Secondary Liverpool
Loreto College SCF Manchester
Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School Secondary Medway
Lingfield Primary School Primary Middlesbrough
Two Mile Ash School Primary Milton Keynes
St Paul's Catholic School Secondary Milton Keynes
Godwin Junior School Primary Newham
St Angela's Ursuline School Secondary Newham
St Bonaventure's RC School Secondary Newham
Langdon School Secondary Newham
Reepham High School Secondary Norfolk
St Bernadettes Roman Catholic Primary School Aided Primary North Tyneside
St Columbas Roman Catholic Primary School Aided Primary North Tyneside
Otley Street Community Nursery School Nursery North Yorkshire
Markington Church of England Primary School Primary North Yorkshire
Hartwell Church of England Primary School Primary Northamptonshire
Blyth South Beach First School Primary Northumberland
Chollerton Church of England Aided First School Primary Northumberland
Shilbottle First School Primary Northumberland
Cramlington Community High School Secondary Northumberland
Robin Hood Infant and Nursery School Primary Nottingham
Meon Infant School Primary Portsmouth
The Willows Nursery School Special Portsmouth
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School Primary Redbridge
Woodford County High School Secondary Redbridge
Richmond Adult and Community College GFEC/TC Richmond upon Thames
High Birch School Special Rochdale
Forefield Infant School Primary Sefton
St Joan of Arc Catholic Primary School Primary Sefton
Great Crosby Catholic Primary School Primary Sefton
Peterhouse School Special Sefton
Notre Dame Catholic High School Secondary Sheffield
St Alphege Church of England Infant and Nursery School Primary Solihull
Streetsbrook Infant and Nursery School Primary Solihull
Eccleston Mere Primary School Primary St. Helens
Berkswich CofE (C) Primary School Primary Staffordshire
St Nicholas CofE (C) First School Primary Staffordshire
Blackfriars School Special Staffordshire
Freshfield Nursery School Nursery Stockport
North Reddish Infant School Primary Stockport
Cheadle Catholic Infant School Primary Stockport
St Joseph's RC Infant and Nursery School Primary Stockport
St Patrick's Roman Catholic Primary School, Thornaby Primary Stockton-on-Tees
Hartburn Primary School Primary Stockton-on-Tees
Bealings School Primary Suffolk
Hillside Special School Special Suffolk
Pennywell Nursery School Nursery Sunderland
The Bourne Community School Primary Surrey
Banstead Community Junior School Primary Surrey
Puttenham CofE Infant School Primary Surrey
St Dunstan's Catholic Primary School, Woking Primary Surrey
Holy Trinity, Guidford, CofE Aided Junior School Primary Surrey
Howard of Effingham School Secondary Surrey
Clifton Hill School Special Surrey
Hawthorns Community School Special Tameside
Halley Primary School Primary Tower Hamlets
Altrincham Grammar School for Girls Secondary Trafford
Crigglestone Nursery School and Early Years Centre Nursery Wakefield
Dimple Well Infant School & Nursery Primary Wakefield
Pinderfields Hospital School Special Wakefield
Church Hill Nursery Nursery Waltham Forest
Lymm High Voluntary Controlled School Secondary Warrington
Alcester Grammar School Secondary Warwickshire
Exhall Grange School and Science College Special Warwickshire
Little Heath School Secondary West Berkshire
Tachbrook Nursery School Nursery Westminster
Hampden Gurney CofE Primary School Primary Westminster
St John's CofE Infant School, Leigh Primary Wigan
The Lawns Nursery School Nursery Windsor and Maidenhead
Greasby Junior School Primary Wirral
Pensby High School for Girls Secondary Wirral
Orrets Meadow School Special Wirral
Evesham Nursery School Nursery Worcestershire
Haybridge High School and Sixth Form Secondary Worcestershire
RNIB New College, Worcester Special Worcestershire




SEE ALSO
More schools judged 'inadequate'
22 Nov 06 |  Education
Hat-trick of praise for schools
07 Dec 05 |  Education
'Failing' schools rise to the top
07 Dec 05 |  Education
Bell warns 'complacent' schools
07 Dec 05 |  Education

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