A SPECIAL educational school has been rated outstanding across the board for the fourth inspection in a row.

During the latest Ofsted inspection of The Grange Learning Centre in Low Willington, inspectors praised the headteacher and deputy headteacher, describing the pair as inspirational leaders.

The inspector found the school to be outstanding in all four categories and said teaching and learning are consistently outstanding across the school.

The report says: "Teachers understand the different needs of their pupils very well. They plan, resource and teach highly personalised lessons that meet the needs of each pupil.

"All staff have tremendously strong relationships with their pupils.

"Staff provide high levels of nurture and support. They skilfully interact with pupils, often using humour, to ensure that pupils are calm and ready to learn.

"Staff are highly skilled, motivated and determined to provide pupils with the best school experience possible."

The centre opened in April 2009 and has been rated outstanding after every inspection.

The school teaches children and young people from age eight to 19 and has capacity for up to 18 students.

The inspector added: "The personal development of pupils is exceptional. Pupils make significant progress in their own behaviour management due to the support from staff and therapists. Behaviour is typically outstanding."

John O’Neill, regional director of The Grange, said: "The Grange Learning Centre has inspirational leaders, with an extremely ambitious learning culture which allows pupils to make strong and sustained progress towards their aspirational goals.

"Teaching and learning is consistently outstanding across the school with a distinct determination and commitment by staff to ensure that all pupils make strong progress and achieve well.

"As regional director, I could not be prouder of the staff and young people, who continue to work together to create this outstanding learning centre."

To read the report in full visit reports.ofsted.gov.uk and search The Grange Learning Centre.