BRENTWOOD School in Timperley has been labelled ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors.

All the pupils have a statement of special educational needs, such as severe learning difficulties and autistic spectrum conditions, with a significant number also having challenging behaviour.

Inspectors found the school took exceptionally good care of pupils and promoted excellent personal well-being and development.

They found all pupils make the progress expected in communication, literacy and numeracy, with a high proportion making more progress than expected in most areas of learning.

Pupils’ behaviour is managed with exceptional skill and great sensitivity, with excellent behaviour across the school evident throughout the day. Pupils enjoy school life and look forward to coming into school each day.

The quality of teaching provided by teachers, classroom assistants and support staff, such as therapists was reported as outstanding. Communication between staff and pupils was also commented on as paving the way to pupils’ strong interest and engagement in lessons.

The inspectors reported that the leadership and management of the school is excellent, with the headteacher and her deputy maintaining the school’s very high standards effectively.

Headteacher Hilary Moon said: “We are delighted that Ofsted have recognised that we provide local children and their families with high quality, effective education, health and social care services. We remain committed to working hard to further improve and develop what we have already achieved.”

Executive Councillor for Education Mike Cornes said: “Results like this cannot be achieved without the hard work, commitment and determination of everyone, pupils, staff, governors and families.”