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Ofsted Outstanding verdict for Pontville School

05 January 2016

Pontville School has received yet another ‘outstanding’ verdict in its latest Ofsted inspection. The inspection of the school’s residential provision, which took place in March, once again highlighted that the school was achieving outstanding outcomes for its young people and providing an ‘outstanding’ environment of care and support that meets each child’s needs.

The school, which specialises in speech, language and social communication needs, has previously received ‘Outstanding’ verdicts in Education and Care Ofsted inspections in 2007, 2010 and 2013.

The latest Ofsted report noted:

“Residential pupils make excellent progress across all areas of their development. They receive exceptionally high levels of wonderful care and support in a comfortable, stimulating environment that meets their individual needs.”

“Residential pupils make remarkable progress and their life experiences are enriched, because of the extensive range of opportunities available to them.”

“Residential pupils enjoy spending time with staff and have developed firm friendships with their peers. A residential pupil said that they have changed their life around since being here. They say, ‘I am so much happier than I was back then and I’ve made so many friends and met people who have respect for me, as I have for them’.”

Elaine Riley, Acting Head Teacher, responded to the latest results by saying, “I feel very proud of the residential care staff on their achievement of yet another outstanding judgement. This is down to their tireless efforts in understanding the young people in their care and making Pontville a real home for them. As the Ofsted inspector noted they seem to have an innate understanding of the individual care needs of the young people they look after.”

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