BOTH Holton le Clay Infant School and Holton le Clay Junior School have received good Ofsted reports after visits by inspectors.
The two schools came under one executive headteacher, Carole Craven, in 2010.
The report said of the infant school: “This is a good school. Staff and pupils reap significant benefits from the well-managed federation that has strengthened the school’s leadership and improved teaching so that pupils achieve well.
“In class, pupils are enthusiastic and responsive, eager to learn and persevere. They are stimulated by the bright, attractive layout of activities inside and out.
“High levels of attendance show that pupils clearly enjoy school.”
The report said of the junior school: “This is a good school. Outcomes for pupils have been better than those in similar schools nationally for most of the last 10 years and continue to improve as this school and its federation partner infant school go from strength to strength.
“Pupils of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, including those who are disabled or have special educational needs, and those who are known to be eligible for free school meals, achieve well because teaching is effective.
“The executive headteacher’s highly-effective leadership and her robust management of staff performance maintain the impetus of improvement.”
A statement from the schools said: “We firmly believe in the saying that a team only works as hard as its leader.
“The hard work and commitment that has been shown by Mrs Craven has led to her having the support of her staff, and although it is sad that she is retiring this year we are pleased that she is able to go on a high with the full recognition of her labours detailed in both reports.”