St Thomas More Catholic School in Wood Green has been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a national teaching school.

Only schools that are rated “outstanding” by Ofsted can be awarded teaching school status.

They are then expected to take a leading role in training teachers from nearby schools in order to raise standards.

Charlie Taylor, the Chief Executive of NCTL, said: “St Thomas More Catholic School should be very proud of their teaching school status. It recognises the school’s outstanding performance and its track record of raising standards through supporting other schools.”