A SCHOOL near Malvern has been named one of the ten best primaries in the country by the magazine Tatler.

Cradley CE Primary School is named in the feature in the February issue of the upmarket society magazine.

Four of the other schools on the list are in London, and the rest are in Oxfordshire, Kent, Norfolk, Cheshire and East Lothian.

The magazine notes how parents are impressed by the school's "village feel, modern buildings and outside spaces", and praises head Adam Greaves for his vision and for winning the school a Sportsmark Gold.

It also notes the school's winning entry in last year's RHS Spring Festival at Malvern.

The feature's writers say: "We are in awe of their achievements, of their dynamic, forward-thinking leaders and and of their accomplished, community-spirited leaders. Gold stars all round."

Speaking to the Gazette this week, Mr Greaves said: "We're delighted with this; it's a little bit unusual.

"It's a tribute to the effort and the dedication of all the staff."