A SCHOOL in Stroud continues to be good after a recent Ofsted inspection. 

Inspectors visited St Rose's School, which has 63 students on its roll between the ages of 2 and 19, on Tuesday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 15. 

St Rose’s, which is a non-maintained special school, has seven classes including a nursery and sixth form. 

The school was previously inspected in 2017, also receiving a good report. 

Following the visit, inspectors said: "Pupils look forward to attending school.

"They enjoy activities, such as business enterprise projects and whole school assemblies.

"The school works well with parents to help pupils attend school regularly.

"Together they identify and remove the barriers that prevent a family from sending their child to school.

"Most pupils who attend St Rose’s school have complex special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

"Their health and care needs are well met.

"Therapy and education staff work together to understand pupils’ needs and plan how best to support them.

"Pupils enjoy listening to stories and exploring a wide range of books.

"Phonics is taught and books match pupils’ phonic knowledge.

"Reading for pleasure is encouraged through visits to the library and reading with the school’s therapy dog.

"Pupils learn how to recognise their feelings and start to communicate their needs.

"Pupils are safe and happy."

However, inspectors did say some improvements could be made, such as the curriculum. 

They said: "The school does not have a sequenced and ambitious curriculum for all.

"The small steps pupils need to learn are not identified in much of the school’s curriculum.

"As a result, pupils do not secure new knowledge and skills well.

Principal Sheila Talwar said: "After two days of intense scrutiny, we were pleased to maintain our Good rating. 

"The inspectors recognised that our complex students’ health care needs are well met, the therapy and education staff work together to understand pupils’ needs and plan how best to support them. 

"They were able to see excellent relationships and good practice and have identified areas of the curriculum for improvement."