A HUDDERSFIELD high school had its teaching praised by Ofsted inspectors - but came under fire for its buildings.
Inspectors visited Salendine Nook High School and Technology College in February.
The report, which has just been received by the school, praised teaching and pupils' behaviour.
It said attitudes and attendance were very good.
It said the school set high behavioural standards and had a clear code of conduct. Pupils' behaviour was very well managed.
Teaching and learning were good, as was the curriculum. The school provided good value for money.
Inspectors also agreed with a school survey, commissioned at the end of 2004, which showed three quarters of parents were pleased with the performance of the school.
However, inspectors said the buildings were inadequate to meet the needs of pupils - despite the fact they have been refurbished over the past two years under a public private partnership scheme with Jarvis.
Barclays Bank, Jarvis and Kirklees Council set up Kirklees Schools Services Ltd to manage a £50m scheme to refurbish 19 Kirklees schools.
Jarvis was to carry out the construction work and was contracted to provide maintenance, caretaking and catering services for Kirklees schools.
The school refurbishment at Salendine Nook was dogged with problems and pupils missed three days of school in September 2002 because of delays with building work.
By March 2003, Jarvis had sold its 35% share in KSSL to investment company Secondary Market Infrastructure Fund.
Jarvis promised to finish work on projects it had started, but said it would not undertake any new construction.
Despite the problems, Ofsted commended Salendine Nook High headteacher Christine Spencer for the way she used the facilities and limited funding the school receives.
She was also praised for identifying additional sources of income.
Mrs Spencer said she was pleased with the Ofsted report, despite the building criticisms.
She said: "I am delighted that the school has done so well in this inspection and I am grateful for the efforts of staff and governors.
"Of course, we will be working with the local education authority to try and resolve the building and resourcing issues."