A SCHOOL that caters to pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties is celebrating after receiving its latest Ofsted result.

Bleasdale School in Silverdale was awarded an ‘outstanding’ result in all areas from inspectors, after a visit in March.

The school currently cares for 34 pupils.

Up to 19 children live at the school for up to a maximum of 38 weeks of the year and the residential unit is situated across the road from the day school.

There are currently four children accessing the residential provision.

Inspectors praised the school for its individualised care and support, as well as its ‘proactive’ and ‘understanding’ staff.

The report stated: “Children receive high-quality individualised care and support from dedicated staff who know them exceptionally well.

“This helps children flourish from their individual starting points.

“They have continued to improve their skills in communication, socialisation and independence. The experience of staying at the residential provision enhances children’s life opportunities.

“They engage in a variety of activities in the local and wider community. Children mix with their peers in well-organised activities. This maximises their opportunities to grow and develop and helps to prepare them well for their future adult lives.”

The report also stated that since the last inspection, there have been no safeguarding concerns and that parents spoke of how their children look forward to attending the school.

One parent said: “He is so excited on a Monday to come back.”

Another said: “Residential is the best thing that’s happened to her, her previous provision couldn’t meet her needs. She is so well loved.”

And another said: ‘She loves being at school, they do far more with her than if she was at home.”

Headteacher, Kairen Dexter, said she was ‘extremely proud’ of all her staff and pupils and the outstanding rating was an accolade for their continuing support and hard work.