A South Bermondsey primary school has been rated as 'outstanding' by education watchdog Ofsted.
Inspectors visited Phoenix Primary School last month. At the previous inspection two years ago the school received a 'good' rating.
The latest report marks a big turnaround for the school which eight years ago – when it was known as Eveline Lowe Primary School – was placed in special measures by Ofsted.
The report praises the executive headteacher Sir Craig Tunstall.
"This school is so successful because of the vision and ambition of the executive headteacher.
"He has used his experience of tried and tested improvement strategies to develop an excellent culture of improvement across the school which has been translated into sharply improved outcomes for all pupils."
In September 2016 Phoenix will double in size to four forms of entry with new facilities to be developed on the disused school site to the west of Marlborough Grove.
An Edwardian school building will be brought back into use alongside new buildings designed by Architype architects.
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