A Richmond secondary school has been judged as “good with outstanding features” in its first ever Ofsted inspection.

Turing House School in Teddington was established in 2015 by a small group of local parents, who Ofsted remarked “have come together and turned their dream of creating a successful school in Richmond into a reality.”

Ofsted said of Turing House: “The school has many strengths. Leaders have established an open culture where there is a clear sense of teamwork and community across staff and pupils alike.

“Everyone takes pride in the school – it is a welcoming and vibrant place.”

Gaining outstanding in the areas of leadership and management and personal development, behaviour and welfare, Turing House achieved ‘good’ reports in all other areas.

Inspections on May 9 and 10 gave an exceptional report of the school, particularly remarking on the excellent levels of staff morale exhibited and the strong sense of teamwork present at Turing House.

Headteacher of Turing House, Colin Mackinlay, said: “I am delighted with the results of Turing House’s first Ofsted inspection. This is a real testament to the experienced, enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff team.

“We hope this next chapter of our exciting journey will lead to even greater successes in the future.”

Ofsted provided the school with three main areas to develop their quality of teaching, in order to ensure the overall rise of student outcomes.

Improving maths for lower ability students, providing more opportunities for students to work on teacher guidance, and continuing to maintain high-quality teaching across the curriculum are key.

Parents were quick to praise the school, using the ‘Parent View’ service to provide Ofsted with assessment of Turing House.

Kate Delaney said: “We couldn’t be happier, not only with the academic side of things, but also with the supportive and responsive attitude of staff. It’s an excellent school.

Sonia White said: “I am very proud of Turing House staff and students and all they have achieved so far.”

Turing House now hopes to extend onto a second temporary site in Hampton, and will share a timetable for the consultation on the new site later this month.