An Enfield academy that opened two years ago has been given an outstanding rating by Ofsted.

Ark John Keats Academy, in Bell Lane, Enfield, was described as ‘exceptional’ and is now in the top 20 per cent of schools in the country.

The academy opened to pupils of primary and secondary school ages September 2013 and has since taken over the site of the Albany School.

Inspectors praised pupils’ behaviour and "high aspirations" and the report says children are “self-disciplined and show a maturity not typical for their age groups”.

It also said: “Careers education, advice and support, as well as leadership skills, are very well promoted. Pupils have responded well to this guidance; they are highly ambitious and the most able pupils have started to map out their pathway to the best universities in the country.”

Principal Jerry Collins aspires for children to reach the pinnacle of education with a “rigorous" approach to the curriculum.

He said: “I am really proud of what the school community - pupils, staff and parents - has achieved. We have made significant progress in a relatively short period of time.

“We are very excited about the future as we are in a very strong position to make sure our pupils go on to the best universities and have the self-awareness and confidence to succeed there.”

The school has also undergone a major reconstruction since taking over the grounds of Albany School.