A Haringey primary school is celebrating after achieving an award for the way it looks after its staff.

Noel Park School in Wood Green was given a gold award by Investors in People.

The management accreditation service looked at 132 categories at the school including leadership, staff development, management and social cohesion.

Noel Park has transformed since becoming an academy in 2012, going from Ofsted finding "fundamental weaknesses" to judging it 'good' - its second highest rating - in all areas last year.

Only three per cent of around 15,000 organisations assessed every year by Investors in People achieve the top Gold Award.

Headteacher Ann Palmer said it was a credit to the school's staff, including teachers, administrators, cleaners and cooks, who create a welcoming and friendly environment.

She said: "We are absolutely delighted to receive the extremely prestigious gold award for Investors in People. The assessor was highly complimentary and commented on our highly-committed and confident staff who love the school so much they do not want to leave.

"The past few years have been quite a journey for the school. This was a school that was given notice to improve. Within two years we were ranked 'good' across the board.

"We are always looking to be the best we can. There is a unique culture here and we are attracting dedicated staff. Now we want to show our success as a healthy school."

Eleni Loizou, who has taught Reception at the school for 29 years, said: "It is a really rewarding environment and everyone is proud of the community as we are in a somewhat challenging area. All the staff get on so well which really shows.

"We see generations coming through where people have attended and then send their kids because they feel so safe here. I actually went to school here myself."