The team at a north Norfolk specialist school are delighted Ofsted has awarded it a renewed ‘good’ rating.

St Andrew’s School in Aylmerton, near Sheringham, has kept its positive rating following an inspection on March 14-16.

The school teaches 45 pupils aged six to 16 with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) - which encompasses autism, Asperger's syndrome, pathological demand avoidance (PDA) and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD).

John Garner, chairman of the school’s board of trustees, said: “We were delighted to receive this 'good' rating from Ofsted and thank all the staff for their hard work and careful support of our young people. 

“We know that we were very close to being awarded an ‘outstanding’ judgement, and will look closely now to see how we can achieve this.”

The Ofsted report said pupils were happy at the school, classrooms were “calm, quiet places for pupils to learn” and “regular social trips out support pupils’ independence and ability to feel included in society”.

“Leaders want the best for pupils and work closely with parents and staff,” the report said.