A SPECIALIST needs school in Wirral has been rated “outstanding” by Ofsted.

Orrets Meadow School is a specialist school on Chapelhill Road in Moreton for children with ASD and social communication difficulties.

The latest report from Ofsted stated that pupils “value being a member of this exceptional school community because they feel part of the Orrets Meadow Family” following an inspection that took place in March 2024.

It added that pupils spoke “highly” of the “support and kindness” they receive from the “committed staff team”.

The findings from the report read: “Pupils are happy and appreciate the time taken by staff to get to know and understand them as unique individuals. The school is a calm oasis for pupils.

“A warm welcome from staff in the morning and staff’s establishment of clear routines ensure that pupils are ready for the day.

“If needed, pupils are provided with brief support from well-trained, expert staff.

“This helps them to make a positive start to the day. They thrive on the close relationships they form with others and settle swiftly into school life.

“Staff manage behaviour in a remarkably uniform way. Pupils thrive at Orrets Meadow. The school has soaring expectations for pupils’ achievement.

“There is an unrelenting ambition from everyone in school for the pupils in their care. From their individual starting points, pupils make exceptional strides in their learning. Staff skilfully prepare pupils for the next stage in their education.

“The school’s curriculum is expertly crafted.

“It is designed to ensure that pupils gain the knowledge and skills that they need to be successful in their future.

“The school uses its comprehensive knowledge of pupils’ special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) to ensure that pupils receive an exceptional quality of education.”

Mrs Duncan, headteacher said: “I am so proud of the whole Orrets Meadow family.

“We showed Ofsted what we do day in, day out, and what we achieve with the pupils from their baselines in terms of academic, social, and emotional development is outstanding.

“The strength of Orrets is how we work together as a team, be that the teachers, TAs, parents, pupils, governors, and other staff, we support and look after each other.

“I am so pleased for the team, that all our hard work has been officially recognised.”