GREENBANK School continues to be ‘outstanding’, Ofsted has said following its latest inspection.

The Hartford secondary school teaches children with complex learning difficulties, including pupils on the autistic spectrum.

Greenbank School was inspected on October 24, which was the first since the school was judged to be outstanding in May 2013.

The latest inspection report, which was published on November 21, was full of praise for the school and its staff.

Writing in her report, inspector Sue Eastwood, said: “The leadership team has maintained the outstanding quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

“Under your strong leadership and high expectations the school has continued to go from strength to strength. You are ably assisted by your assured, enthusiastic leadership team.

“Everyone in school lives up to your school motto, ‘learning and succeeding together’. You have created an environment that radiates the care and nurture of the whole school community.

“Together with staff, parents and pupils, you are rightly proud of being part of Greenbank.

“Together you break down barriers to learning, ensuring that pupils feel safe and confident to flourish, both academically and in their personal development.”

The school’s safeguarding was praised in the report.

Ms Eastwood said: “Appropriate training for staff and governors is undertaken frequently and is up to date, including that related to keeping pupils safe from radicalisation and extremism.

“Your vigilance, and that of your pastoral team, around the care and support of vulnerable pupils is of the highest standard.

“Leaders have extremely effective relationships with external agencies and are instrumental in contributing to the safeguarding of the vulnerable pupils in your care.”

Ms Eastwood said an ‘overwhelming majority’ of parents who gave feedback were ‘extremely positive’ about the school and would ‘recommend it to others without hesitation’.

The report said pupils have ‘excellent attitudes’ to learning and they conduct themselves extremely well’ around school.

Pupils are very proud of their school and value the ‘peace and calm’ that the school promotes,” the report said.

“They recognise how well it supports them to face their anxieties and enables them to work toward leading independent and confident lives.”

The only recommendation following the inspection was for the school to provide governors with more detailed information to enable them to challenge leaders sufficiently as to whether all pupils are making as much progress as they could.