Standards have slipped at a Huddersfield primary school, according to Ofsted.
Inspectors criticised a number of areas at Berry Brow Infant and Nursery School and downgraded it from Good to Requires Improvement.
In particular, maths and reading were highlighted as being below par.
They said: “Progress has slowed, particularly in reading and mathematics, since the previous inspection. Achievement in mathematics across the school is
not good enough.
“Over time, the provision for disadvantaged pupils has not resulted in them making good progress, particularly in reading and mathematics.
“The proportion of children achieving a good level of development, at the end of the early years, has been low.”
Teachers and leaders at the 213-pupil school did not escape the inspectors’ criticism: “Teaching in some classes does not always check well enough on pupils’ understanding. When this happens, pupils repeat mistakes and they do not reach the standards they are capable of.
“Teachers’ marking of pupils’ work does not always give clear guidance.”
They added that leaders had not identified well enough when pupils were falling behind and governors were not effective in holding the leaders to account.
On the positive side, Ofsted said that the school provided a high level of care for its children, and writing standards were high.
Inspectors also praised improving attendance, safeguarding and pupils’ moral and social development.
They rated pupil behaviour as Good.