SCISSETT CE First school is simply the best - and that's official.
It is the only school in Kirklees and one of only 20 in West Yorkshire named as outstanding in the annual report of the national Office For Standards in Education (Ofsted).
Delighted headteacher Elaine Watson said teamwork and making learning fun was the key to its success.
She said: "We have a superb team of people at Scissett First School, with staff, governors and parents all working together to meet the needs of the children and trying to make a difference.
"In school we do not feel that we are doing anything out of the ordinary, we are just doing our best to make learning an enjoyable and exciting journey for the children and community we serve.
"Nevertheless, we are very pleased to have been included in the list of outstanding schools.
"It is a measure of the hard work, enthusiasm and commitment of everyone connected with the school.
"I am absolutely delighted with the pupils. They are a wonderful set of young people and it is a joy and privilege to work with them."
The report identifies and celebrates the 1,476 outstanding schools, colleges and early years care and education providers inspected during the academic year 2005-6.
Scissett's inclusion in the report follows the Ofsted inspection of the 133-pupil school in April.
Inspector James Kilner said it was an excellent school and pupils had superb attitudes to work and their behaviour.
He said the school's Christian ethos touched every aspect of the school and its aim for "excellence for the whole child" was well-achieved.
Mr Kilner also praised the school's two-year education cycle which ensures pupils have access to a "broad and rich curriculum".
He mentions the outstanding outdoor provision for reception children and the improvements to Information and Communications Technology in the school.
The inspector said Mrs Watson was an exemplary role model for the school and put in place "a wealth of well-planned and rigorously implemented initiatives".
He noted that without exception pupils were well-behaved, welcoming, helpful and enthusiastic.
Chief schools inspector Christine Gilbert said: "My congratulations go out to all involved in these outstanding schools, colleges and early years settings for their success in delivering such a high standard of education and care. I am delighted to recognise their achievement and pay tribute to their work."
* Kirklees childminders Sally Brown, Keith Dyson, Lynn Dyson, Alison Lee and Carol Richards were also named as outstanding in the report.
Earmarked for particular praise was Scissett CE First School's quality of teaching and the contribution made by skilled classroom assistants.
Also mentioned was the improvement in reading and writing standards at the school because of its Reading Partnership Scheme, where parents and volunteers support their child by sharing books at home.