Ofsted inspectors have praised a Wimbledon’s school’s leadership and GCSE achievement.

Wimbledon College, in Edge Hill, was rated ‘good’ following a visit by three inspectors in December, the results of which were published at the end of last month.

It was first time the 1,200-pupil boys’ school has been inspected since 2013, when it was also rated ‘good’.

In her letter to headteacher Adrian Laing, inspector Sophie Cavanagh wrote: “You ensure that the school provides an inclusive, orderly and welcoming environment where pupils achieve well and enjoy their learning.

“Overall, GCSE outcomes improved considerably in 2017, with pupils making above average progress. This includes disadvantaged pupils.”

The inspectors praised close partnerships with other secondary and primary schools, the ‘rich programme’ of clubs and trips as well as Wimbledon College’s decision to put ‘pupils’ welfare and personal development at the heart of the school’s work’.

Ms Cavanagh added: “You have high expectations, which is reflected in your ambitious vision for the school’s future direction.”

Wimbledon College headteacher Adrian Laing said: "Our letter from Ofsted is a very positive one reflecting the many strengths and values of the College.

"It clearly highlights our successes and our values. I am pleased that the letter has highlighted our outstanding progress in 2017 as well as stating that we have placed pupil welfare and personal development at the heart of what we do.

"The breadth of our extra-curricular offer to the boys is also identified as a strength as is the commitment of our staff and Governors.

"The letter rightly highlights the fact that the school has improved significantly since our inspection in 2013 and that work is already being done to further improve the school, on its path to becoming outstanding."