Southcraig Campus, which provides specialist support for pupils with additional support needs in Ayr from 3 to 18, has received a glowing report from school inspectors.
Southcraig Campus was evaluated on learners' experiences, improvements in performance, children's experiences and meeting learning needs. In every single category, it was rated as 'very good'.
The report comments: "Children and young people are enthusiastic and happy in school. They are developing confidence and work well with others across the school. They are successfully developing the skills of cooperation and working with a wide range of adults.
"The school has a clear vision for the curriculum which it is developing effectively. Staff are working well together, developing comprehensive programmes for English and literacy, and mathematics and numeracy.
"They provide a balance of topics which help children and young people make links across different aspects of learning and have developed very effective procedures to help all young people move on from school successfully."
The inspector also pointed to how well pupils were being supported and encouraged and put this down to the outstanding leadership of the head of campus with the support of the wider senior management team.
The results have delighted Councillor Hywel Davies, South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Lifelong Learning who commented: "We are justifiably proud of this excellent report for Southcraig Campus.
"It is especially pleasing that the inspector noted how our children and young people, with a wide range of different needs, are encouraged to achieve at the highest level and this reflects positively on how well they, school staff and parents have worked together to make real progress in all areas of the school curriculum."
Southcraig Campus Head Teacher Lorraine Stobie added: "I'm over the moon with this positive and very encouraging school inspection report.
"Our team encourages children and young people to be independent from an early age and we try to give them appropriate responsibility, such as individual duties in classes, tending the garden and supporting other children to help them achieve this.
"This helps foster confidence and achievement from nursery years through to leaving school and we're seeing children and young people make good progress in developing their personal and social skills, taking account of their stage of development and their barriers to learning."
"The inspector has given us some pointers to help make further improvement in the school, such as further development systems to track, monitor and assess pupils' progress against the curriculum and how we can work even more closely with children, young people, parents and partner agencies to help every pupil achieve their full potential.
"We'll be taking these on board and look forward to further improving the way we work with and develop our young people."
Councillor Davies concluded: "Southcraig staff, the Senior Management Team and parents deserve hearty congratulations on this report.
"It is a direct reflection on how far the school has come on its improvement journey and speaks volumes for the way they have worked together to deliver an excellent and supportive learning environment, in which pupils from both schools are clearly flourishing".