A Catford school for children with special educational needs and development (SEND) continues to be rated outstanding by Ofsted after its most recent inspection.

Greenvale School was last inspected on November 23 and 24 and the report was published on January 19.

Inspectors described the school as “a vibrant and exciting place to learn” where pupils “flourish” as soon as they join.

Staff strive to give children “the best possible education” and pupils receive a high quality of care.

There were found to be high expectations for pupils at Greenvale School.

Inspectors said that pupils have “very positive attitudes and behaviours” and that staff support them with “kindness and care”.

Pupils are taught to identify and manage their emotions and staff were found to take the time developing a “deep understanding” of pupil’s individual needs and feelings.

Ofsted reported that bullying is rare at this school and if it ever does occur, leaders effectively deal with it.

An “extensive programme” of activities and experiences helps pupils to become “confident, resilient and independent young people”.

The report said that there is an “ambitious” curriculum in place for children with learning pathways designed so that children can “access the right content in a timely way”.

Staff were found to be adept in making any adaptations needed to the curriculum so pupils can learn and remember more.

Pupils are “happy and eager” to start their day and new pupils settle quickly, Ofsted reported.

Ofsted reported that leaders have a system in place to improve pupil’s behaviour and attendance over time giving them strong routines to help them self-regulate their feelings.

It added that there is “well thought out” preparation for adulthood for the children as they are taught about sex education, relationships, health education and given careers provision.

A spokesperson for Greenvale School said: “We are delighted that the inspectors recognised that Greenvale continues to be an Outstanding school.

“Our staff team supported by our Governors, parents and associated professionals work relentlessly to look at small ways we can continue to improve the school and outcomes for our students in the most positive ways. c

“The inspection was an opportunity for inspectors to see the quality of the breadth, depth and richness of our curriculum offer to students through our learning pathways preparing them well for life beyond Greenvale.”