A Special school in Brighouse has been judged to be outstanding for the tenth time in a row.
Ofsted undertook a social care inspection of the William Henry Smith School and judged it to be outstanding across all areas.
Inspectors were impressed with the social, emotional and academic progress of young people, developing a wide range of skills as a direct result of the care they received.
Their report said: “Behaviour is exemplary and is so well managed, staff are respectful and engaging, subtle and discrete, practice is outstanding with excellent arrangements being in place to support students.
“In all areas of their development, students make outstanding progress through the exceptional delivery of the 24-hour curriculum as excellent arrangements are in place to support them.
“Students benefit from learning about and undertaking new interests, for example forming and playing in a band, growing vegetables and collecting eggs on the school farm.
“There is an exceptional recognition and celebration of pupils’ achievements which assists the development of all pupils’ self-esteem and confidence and the proactive and imaginative staff support and encourage pupils’ progress across all areas of their life.”
The William Henry Smith School is a residential special school. It offers education and accommodation to boys aged between eight and 16, with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
The school is set in several acres of land and has its own farm.
Deputy principal Sue Ackroyd said: “It was evident throughout the three days of inspection that our 24 hour integrated approach is impacting significantly on the emotional resilience of our boys and this is very clear evidence of the hard work of every member of our team throughout the school.”
And Damien Talbot, head of care, said: “I am extremely proud of the team, the recognition for their efforts in maintaining an outstanding provision is a fantastic achievement. Our children are amazing, it’s our job to help them prove it.”