An Eltham school has been branded outstanding in all areas - a huge step forward from its previous inspection two years ago.

Ofsted praised Eltham Hill's leadership and teachers along with pupils' behaviour and achievement following their visit last month.

Inspectors wrote: "At the heart of the school is a vision of female excellence in education, modelled and promoted by the headteacher and her team of leaders.

"Together with the governors and staff, they tackle disadvantage, promote equality vigorously and strive to ensure that all students, no matter what their background, do the very best they can."

The 826-pupil girls' school, which teaches the International Baccalaureate, A Levels and vocational courses, was graded 'satisfactory' by Ofsted inspectors in 2012

Principal Madeleine Griffin said: "We are all extremely happy that the inspection report recognises all the achievements of the school as being 'outstanding'. 

"The success of our school is down to the hard work and commitment of our school community. We have highly dedicated staff, wonderful students and a very supportive parental community."