Ofsted says Brighstone CE Primary School still “requires improvement”.
Inspectors visited on 17 and 18 April, and found effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment and outcomes for pupils all require improvement.
Personal development, behaviour and welfare and early years provision were both praised and rated ‘good’.
Inspectors say that the headteacher, who joined the school shortly after the previous inspection in 2016, has successfully tackled a number of barriers to progress but there is more to do.
To reach ‘good’ the school has been advised to strengthen teaching and learning so that overall pupils achieve at least in line with the national average.
Headteacher Mrs Teresa Fox said:
“We are pleased that the report refers to the hard work that has been done. Provision and outcomes are improving. Our curriculum is broad and balanced, our pupils enjoy their learning across a range of topics and the inspector especially praised the developments in the teaching of science.”
Mrs Didi Nicholson, Chair of Governors said:
“Brighstone has always had a reputation for being a caring school, and it is particularly pleasing the Inspector highlighted the school’s work to promote well-being and that our pastoral care is strong; the staff know the children and their families well.”