A VILLAGE school has been praised by Ofsted inspectors.
They said pupils' standards at Scissett Middle School were above average and teaching standards were very good.
The inspectors also found the overall effectiveness of the school was very good.
Pupils made good progress across the range of subjects in relation to previous achievements.
The standards were above the national average and had also improved since the last inspection.
Head teacher Mick Moriarty welcomed the report, saying: "The report is a result of a real team effort from every member of staff over a long period, not just in the weeks leading up to inspection.
"I cannot speak too highly of the professionalism, energy, effort and enthusiasm displayed daily by the staff."
The inspectors found the standard of teaching was very good, particularly in Year 6. And they said one particular teacher's enthusiasm was `contagious'.
The inspectors' report also said parents were very supportive of the school and children had positive attitudes towards learning.
Inspectors found the provision of support and advice for pupils was good and that the school provided very good value for money.
But the school needed to improve its access to information communication technology resources.
Also, a development plan lacked measurable targets for improvement for each academic year.