Bridgewater Primary which is set to be redeveloped as part of the new £265m Scotswood has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.
A primary school at the centre of a major revamp has been ranked in the top 20% of all schools in the country.
Bridgewater Primary in Newcastle’s West End, is the focus of redevelopment plans as the city council looks to provide more classroom places for families moving into The Rise - a £265m development in Scotswood.
Now the school has received another boost after being graded ‘outstanding’ in all four inspection areas and is ranked among the top 20% of all schools in the country.
Headteacher Samantha Robson, said: “I am delighted with the inspection results and that all of the hard work of our staff, pupils, governing body, parents and our many partners has been recognised.
“The report recognises that our pupils thrive in the school’s inclusive, harmonious and nurturing environment and it is a haven of calm where pupils feel safe, get along with one another and can become confident learners.
“An outstanding judgement by Ofsted is not easily achieved and we had two inspections last term - one for our 0-3 aged childcare and then one for our 3-11 primary school.
“Bridgewater has become one of very few schools to achieve top grading in both.
“We intend to build on this, continuing to ensure that every child reaches their potential and is well prepared for secondary school and their future lives.”
The Ofsted achievement represents as leap in standards for the school, which was judged satisfactory in its previous inspection of June 2012.
The school has been supported with additional classroom assistants in recent years, funded by the New Tyne West Development Company - a partnership between Newcastle City Council, Barratt Homes North East and Keepmoat Homes as part of its pledge to invest in local education in line with the creation of 1,800 new family homes over the next 15 to 18 years.
And the school itself is in line to be transformed in a scheme by the city council.
Work to modernise and extend the school building on Delaval Road will include the addition of four new Early Years classrooms - a new nursery classroom, reception area, office space and family learning area.
Mrs Robson added: “It is an exciting time for us as, over the coming months, the school is to be extended and refurbished to accommodate more children and to enable us to offer a state of the art learning environment that will further help us build on our success.”
The school would change from a one form entry to a two form entry school, with its capacity almost doubling from 300 to 550 pupils.