A specialist school which supports autistic children has been praised by inspectors for the “positive impact” it has on children’s lives, both educationally and at home.
Arc Oakbridge School, in Birmingham City Centre, was graded “good” overall with the behaviour and attitudes of children found to be “outstanding” by Ofsted inspectors during their most recent visit.
Inspectors found that children felt “supported and safe” at Arc Oakbridge School, which supports children aged between seven and 16, and that they feel “successful”.
The latest report from Ofsted also noted praise from the parents and families of pupils who attend Arc Oakbridge School, noting: “They say the school helps their children to succeed in education and has a positive impact on their home life.”
Staff at Arc Oakbridge School, inspectors found, had high expectations for pupils, who gained useful qualifications including in independent living and life skills. The report notes: “Children are very well looked after.”
Headteacher at Arc Oakbridge School, Phil Petch, said: “We are absolutely delighted that the hard work of our pupils and the team here at the school have been recognised in this way.
“In the five years since we opened, we have seen children achieve really fantastic things. Many of the pupils we support have previously fallen out of love with learning and missed large chunks of their education.
“It is a great privilege to help them re-engage with learning and with school and gain the skills and qualifications they need to help them reach their full potential.”