A proud head teacher has praised pupils and staff at a High Wycombe school after it was rated as a good school by Ofsted inspectors. 

Kite Ridge School, in Verney Avenue, was visited by the education watchdog on March 21, with the report published on May 4.

Inspectors found the school, which educates children with complex learning difficulties and challenging behaviour who have been or were at risk of being permanently excluded from a special school, continues to be good. 

Head teacher, Steven Sneesby, was praised for leading the school with “clear determination and a passion to see pupils engage in learning” and inspectors highlighted how there is “thoughtful, bespoke planning for each pupil, which enables pupils to feel confident and make positive contributions to the school community”.

Pupils also told inspectors they enjoy coming to school, and teachers were praised for giving “personalised support” which begins as soon as pupils arrive.

The school was also said to be “working effectively” with outside agencies to make sure pupils are safe. 

The report added: “Pupils show respect for the well-developed routines you have established.

“On the small number of occasions where behaviour does not match the high standards expected, staff skilfully support pupils to resolve problems.

“Most parents and carers are supportive of the school.” 

Following the glowing report, Mr Sneesby said: “Kite Ridge School is a place of transformation for our highly vulnerable students.

“Ofsted recognised that Kite Ridge’s practice of Unconditional Positive Regard enabled that transformation in our students to take place.

“Kite Ridge always has gone above and beyond to promote and safeguard the interests of our students and it was fantastic to receive the external validation from Ofsted that this was the case.

“I am extremely pleased with our report and very proud that all the hard work and dedication of the staff team has been recognised.”