A Knowsley secondary school for pupils with complex learning difficulties has been given a first rate report by school inspectors.
A report by education watchdog Ofsted described Alt Bridge Secondary Support Centre in Huyton as an “outstanding” school where “students are making outstanding progress” due to “outstanding teaching and an excellent curriculum”.
The two inspectors who visited the school found teachers “making every effort to include and engage all students, whatever their ability or type of need”.
They report staff “do everything they can to make sure that all [pupils] are well cared for and supported around the clock and not just in school”.
Students are constantly encouraged to aspire to more independence and are proud when they are able to make their own way to school on public transport rather than rely on school transport.
Inspectors make special mention of the school’s sporting achievements, it fields several teams in many sports and achieves huge success and provisions are ‘stunning’.
This is the school’s second successive “outstanding” Ofsted report.
Barry Kerwin, Head teacher, said:
“Everyone at Alt Bridge Secondary Support Centre has worked really hard to continue to push up standards and raise pupil’s expectations and aspirations and this report proves we have achieved this.
“We’re very proud the inspectors rated the school ‘outstanding’ in every category. Their findings are proof our special educational needs students have some of the best teaching and support, in the country.”
Cllr Graham Wright, Knowsley’s cabinet member for Children and Families, said:
“The whole school should be very proud of their achievements. The outstanding Ofsted report is testament to the hard work, dedication and determination from everyone involved.”