A HUDDERSFIELD school is celebrating triple success less than two years after it opened.
Castle Hill School at Newsome opened in September, 2006.
The school is for pupils with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties.
It has now received an outstanding report from members of Ofsted – Government education inspectors – who visited in May.
The new purpose-built building has also received a Blue Plaque for Architectural Design from Huddersfield Civic Society and an award from Kirklees Council for outstanding achievement in community and outreach work.
Its support staff have also been named team of the year for 2008 by Kirklees.
Judith Waddington, chairman of the school’s governors said: “Developing a new school is very challenging.
“There is the new staff team to develop by a new leadership team and everyone, including pupils and parents, have to become familiar with the new building.
“Then there are all the procedures to develop and implement.
“The Oftsed inspection and our grading of outstanding in every area is an amazing achievement in such a short time.”
Mrs Waddington added that the inspectors’ report commented on how well the children settled in the Foundation Stage and made an exceptional start, which is built upon throughout the school.
The students in the sixth form continue this trend of very good achievement.
The inspectors’ report added that the exceptional vision and determination of head teacher Gill Robinson, together with the highly committed staff, who share the head’s aspirations, resulted in the extremely rapid development of the school in the five terms since it was opened.
It also provided the school with an outstanding capacity to improve further.