AN independent school near Tenbury has just received a ringing endorsement after an inspection by a team of educational examiners.

Abberley Hall School has been rated as ‘excellent’ in a report published by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

A team of four inspectors spent three days at the school, which educates more than 250 pupils aged from two to 13 years.

“We are absolutely delighted with the findings of the inspection – the assessment of life here at Abberley could not be any better,” said headmaster Will Lockett.

The report states: ‘Pupils achieve high levels of success in scholarships and national competitions for sport, music, art, drama and design manufacture.’