GREEN Lane School is celebrating after receiving its fourth consecutive Ofsted Outstanding rating.

The school, which can be found at Woolston Learning Village, has achieved the accolades under four different inspection frameworks.

It caters for children, from primary school to sixth form, who have learning difficulties and need additional support.

Head teacher, Paul King, said: "We are absolutely delighted that this most recent Ofsted judgement continues to find us Outstanding.

"I want to pay tribute to the staff, parents and governors for the tremendous work and support they put into the school.

"The biggest tribute though must go to our pupils and students who are achieving so well despite some significant learning and medical conditions.

"They make our school what it is."

The report highlighted the team spirit that exists at the school and sixth form college and that pupils enjoy learning and would not change a thing about their school.

It goes on to state: "Leaders have created an aspirational curriculum which is very well organised.

"This routinely meets the learning, sensory, physical, medical and social needs of pupils and sixth-form students.

"Students in the sixth form are exceptionally well-prepared for their next stage in education or employment."

The glowing report has come just months after being awarded Advanced Accreditation in October by the National Autistic Society.

It was given in recognition of the school’s good autism practice and the significant impact it has on improving the quality of life of its young people.

Paul continued: "Despite being a special school that caters for pupils with complex learning difficulties and additional needs, Green Lane School, and other special schools, are judged under the same inspection frameworks as all other schools.

"Many pupils within Green Lane find it difficult to learn new things and to remember information.

"The inspectors found that staff expertly weave regular opportunities to revisit new learning into the timetable and that staff find ways for pupils to use these new skills in everyday life."