A VILLAGE school was described by Ofsted inspectors as satisfactory.
In a two-day inspection of Malpas Alport Endowed Primary, inspectors said the school, which has almost 200 pupils aged 4-11, provides a stimulating environment for learning with a good ethos.
Behaviour and attendance are good and personal development is satisfactory. Standards were judged to be broadly average and overall, pupils achieve satisfactorily.
Teaching is satisfactory and leadership and management are sound although the inspectors felt there needs to be sharper checking that teaching and learning are effective in all classes and that the school's development plans lead to improvements in standards.
Reasonable progress has been made since the previous inspection.
The headteacher, teachers, staff and governors were said to be hard working and keen to improve.