A HAMPSHIRE school is celebrating a new achievement.

Pupils and staff at Mountbatten School in Romsey are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors rated it “good”.

After the English GCSE results dropped in 2017, they improved this year, with girls achieving “impressive results”, according to the report.

Inspectors praised the range of clubs and activities saying “pupils’ participation in musical, drama and sporting activities is a strength of the school”.

In the report they also said: “Since the last inspection, leaders have developed effective systems to monitor the quality of teaching closely and to check how well it contributes to strong progress. As a result, leaders know the many strengths of the school, including the very impressive progress made by pupils in mathematics and science.”

According to the report, the progress of disadvantaged pupils is tracked regularly and teachers give “effective and appropriate” help if a pupil’s progress slows down.

Inspectors said the school should ensure that the recent improvements in teaching English continue to accelerate the progress of boys to match the strong progress made by girls.

Teachers have also been asked to continue to strengthen the support given to the small group of pupils whose circumstances make them particularly vulnerable, so that their achievement and attendance improve.

Heather McIlroy, executive headteacher at Mountbatten School, said: “The school was delighted with the outcome of the inspection. There was very strong recognition of our pursuit of excellence, and confirmation that the school provides a stimulating and challenging ethos so that students achieve beyond expectations. We were particularly pleased that the inspectors recognise that our focus goes beyond ensuring that students get strong examination results and that we are here to develop the whole child. Staff and students are rightly proud of their school. I would like to thank all my teaching colleagues, our support staff, governors, parents and students for all their support in making Mountbatten such a great school.”