The Grove Road school. Courtesy of Google Maps.

The Isle of Wight’s St Catherine’s School has been given a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted.

In a report, published today (Tuesday), inspectors praised the leadership team at the school for their “determination to ensure that pupils engage in learning and make good progress from their starting points”.

The report says that pupils at St Catherine’s – a ‘special school’ for children and young people aged seven to 19 years who have speech, language and communication needs – enjoy attending.

According to the report, similar sentiments have also been echoed by parents themselves, with one commenting: “we feel truly blessed to have a place at St Catherine’s”.

After its inspection in July, Ofsted acknowledged that improvements have been successfully addressed from its last visit in 2014.

That inspection also found the school to be ‘good’.

Ofsted says the school needs to continue to improve rates of attendance, as well as continue to improve teaching and learning by using support staff more effectively.