Inspectors have praised a play scheme at a special needs school which was criticised for a series of failings earlier this year.
The £18.5 million Orchard Brae School, which opened in August 2017, is the first of its kind in Scotland and impressed inspectors when they visited in June.
The play scheme it offers during the summer holidays was rated as “very good” for quality of care and support, environment and staffing and good for quality of management and leadership.
The council’s education convener, John Wheeler, said: “I was particularly pleased to read that the communications and one-to-one relationships with the children were singled out for praise.”
The report comes following a critical inspection from Education Scotland branded the service “weak in many areas” and highlighted a lack of calm which left some pupils upset.
They claimed that some of the practices at Orchard Brae put children at risk.
Aberdeen City Council said the findings were “disappointing” but vowed to make improvements.