A RESIDENTIAL special school had a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted.
Inspectors reached the finding after visiting Capenhurst Grange Special School, Chester Road, Great Sutton.
The Cheshire West and Chester Council school cares for up to 63 children aged 11-16 who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Most are day pupils but boarding is available and there is a range of after-school clubs for both.
Inspector Mr Simon Morley said the outcomes for boarders are good with some outstanding features.
Support for boarders to enjoy their time at the school and to make realistic achievements is outstanding.
There are good opportunities for them to learn life skills and to develop independence, preparing them for life when they leave the school.
The school has received an award for its approach to helping children to be healthy.
There is ‘very good practice’ to ensure pupils are kept free from harm so they feel safe at school.
The provision for helping the youngsters to achieve well and enjoy what they do is outstanding.
They benefit from the hard work and enthusiasm of staff with ‘excellent care’ promoting their well-being.
This also helps them cope with their emotional difficulties and teaches them to manage and take control of their own behaviour.
Overall, the inspector described provision at the school as strong.