Alt Bridge secondary school in Huyton has maintained its ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating, following an inspection earlier this month.
The school was last inspected in September 2013, when it was judged to be ‘outstanding’.
Alt Bridge Secondary Support Centre provides for students with an increasingly complex range of special educational needs and/or disabilities, including moderate and specific learning difficulties and speech, language and communication difficulties.
Ofsted inspectors noted that the leadership team had maintained the outstanding quality of education in the school since the last inspection. They also highlighted the broad and balanced curriculum which inspires and engages pupils and students.
The provision of post-16 provision has progressed since the last inspection, with students making exceptional progress and the ethos, atmosphere and curriculum is supporting students very effectively to develop into confident, self-assured adults.
Safeguarding arrangements are strong and effective and the school’s enrichment programme is a real strength and broadens pupil’s learning beyond the classroom. Inspectors noted that staff go the extra mile to plan activities that will open pupils’ eyes and minds to new experiences.
Also parents comments about the support they are offered as their child transitions from primary to secondary school and that their child had settled quickly at Alt Bridge. Parents also highlight the support offered to prepare their child for adulthood.
Colette Dutton, Executive Director for Children’s Services, said
“This is a fantastic outcome for the school and clearly highlights the exceptional standard of provision, teaching and support provided at Alt Bridge. It’s a great testament to the dedicated staff at the school who strive to achieve the best outcomes for pupils – well done!”