Four schools in Gloucestershire have been praised as "outstanding" by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools.
In his annual report, described as a "health check on schools" and released on Wednesday, David Bell congratulated the schools.
They were: Churchdown Village Infant School, Redbrook Church of England Primary School, Cleeve School and Tewkesbury School.
They were among 415 schools and colleges in England to be praised.
Mr Bell's annual report covers the academic year 2002/2003.
It provides an overview of the quality of teaching, behaviour and achievement in England's state schools, and was released as reforms to Gloucestershire's secondary schools were still being discussed.
A total of 13 secondary schools in Gloucester, and all the county's sixth forms, are affected by what is being billed as "the biggest shake-up in education since comprehensives were introduced".
Last year, Ofsted said the provision of sixth-form education in the county was "unplanned, uneconomic and ill-fitted to the needs of many students in smaller schools".