A Norfolk school is celebrating what it believes to be a national first Ofsted success.

Wymondham College has been rated outstanding for both its education and its boarding provision, following a double Ofsted inspection.

The achievement is made more unusual due to the fact the two areas - which are usually inspected separately - were assessed at the same time.

It is believed to have been the first time nationally that a boarding school has had two outstanding results published on the same day.

Zoe Fisher, principal of Wymondham College, said: "I am delighted that the inspection recognised the hard work and commitment our staff give to providing a world-class experience for our students every day.

"As a state boarding school, we are home to nearly 600 children from as close as Wymondham to as far as the Caribbean and a day school for 800 local children - and their contribution to our community was reflected."

It comes after the prep school on the site was also rated as outstanding during an inspection in July.

Jonathan Taylor, chief executive of the Sapientia Education Trust, said: "I am proud of the college's achievements and delighted that the college and the Wymondham College Prep School have both been recognised as outstanding, reflecting the trust's vision of providing world-class education locally."

The assessments saw a team of nine inspectors visit the school across three days in October, reviewing all areas of its work.

The report states: "At Wymondham College there is a palpable sense of aspiration. Consequently, pupils achieve exceptionally well.

"The school is a vibrant, exciting place to live and study - a place where children absolutely flourish.

"There is a huge range of opportunities - people enthuse about the quality of these.

"Respect and kindness are embedded in the safe culture."