Many of SE1's schools have been recognised in Ofsted's new 'honours list' of particularly successful institutions - and Notre Dame School is one of the elite group to be listed twice.
The database names all of the schools that have received the watchdog's top accolade and been praised as particularly successful in at least one of the Chief Inspector's annual reports over the last decade.
2,291 schools appear on the list. They have all received an outstanding inspection report from Ofsted since the watchdog was set up in 1992. The SE1 schools on the list are:
• Charles Dickens Primary School
• Friars Primary Foundation School
• Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls' School
• St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School
• St Saviour's and St Olave's Church of England School
• The Cathedral School of St Saviour and St Mary Overie
Notre Dame RC Girls' School is one of 37 London schools that have appeared twice after being judged to be particularly successful in both of their inspections over the last twelve years.
"All the schools, units and colleges on Ofsted's honours list should be proud of their achievement. Of these, 234 schools have achieved not one but two outstanding inspection reports since Ofsted inspections began 12 years ago," said Chief Inspector David Bell.
"Over that period, inspectors have carried out more than 52,000 inspections, so these 234 schools have proved that they are among the best of the best.
"Our new internet 'honours list' stands as testament to the very high quality of education provided in our best schools, sometimes against considerable odds. I congratulate them for what they have achieved."
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