A surprise spot visit from Government school inspectors has found Khalsa Primary School to be 'outstanding' in every possible category.

Staff steeled themselves last month when a telephone call revealed the 'spot check' would be happening next day. But they need not have worried.

Raminder Singh Vig, the proud principal of the school in Wexham Road, Slough said: "The team looked at every aspect of the work of the school, including the quality of teaching and how well all the pupils are learning, including vulnerable children and those with additional needs.

"They looked at the behaviour of the children and their attitudes to learning and, most importantly, how well we look after the children and keep them safe and happy.

"They observed the children in lessons, at lunch time, in assemblies, at playtimes and on their way to and from school. They talked to the children, staff, leadership team, governors, representatives from the local authority and some parents."

The inspectors' report has now found the school to be 'outstanding' in all five categories - covering leadership and management, quality of education, behaviour, personal development and early years provision.

The school was also given an overall 'outstanding' grade.

Khalsa Primary School caters for children aged three to 11 and has 476 pupils.

Mr Vig has been headteacher for five years.

He said: "This is not just a tribute to our dedicated staff team, but also our amazing pupils and parents.

"In the Ofsted report it mentioned that parents have said that 'getting a place at KPS is like winning the lottery'."