Special school maintains good rating

Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia headteacher Barry Frost and pupils and staff celebrate their Ofsted report. Picture by Jane Coltman
Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia headteacher Barry Frost and pupils and staff celebrate their Ofsted report. Picture by Jane Coltman

Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia, which caters for pupils from across Northumberland, has maintained its good rating from Ofsted.

As well as being rated as good – the second of the four rankings handed out by education inspectors – for the overall experiences and progress of children and young people, the school is also good in terms of the quality of care and support; how well children and young people are protected; and the impact and effectiveness of leaders and managers.

The report says: ‘Young people are very happy at school and during their residential stays, and all young people rated the school as a very good place to be’.

In terms of further improvement, the school should ‘provide ongoing, bespoke development and training plans for all residential staff’ and ‘establish a written development plan to manage the upkeep of the school’.

Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia, located around 10 miles north-west of Morpeth, is a non-maintained residential special school providing a specialised service for pupils aged between nine and 18 with dyslexia and associated learning difficulties.