OFSTED inspectors have praised improvements made at a Lockwood school.
Despite many barriers to their learning, pupils at Mount Pleasant Junior and Infant School are achieving satisfactory marks, the inspectors found.
Almost nine out of 10 of Mount Pleasant's 506 pupils speak English as a second language and grow up in an area that is both socially and economically disadvantaged.
The youngsters were described by inspectors as "willing learners, eager to play a part in all the school offers".
They also said the rich school curriculum was strengthened by a good range of clubs, visits and visitors.
While results in national tests remain low, they have improved in line with national figures.
Standards in English, maths and science remained below the national average, but there was an appreciable improvement in information and communication technology.
The Ofsted report said the headteacher and deputy formed a good team offering strong leadership, driving the school forward.
Headteacher Sue Thompson said: "We are all pleased the inspectors have recognised the school's progress since our last inspection."
Chairman of governors Clr Molly Walton added: "We are aware that, in spite of the positive statements in the report, there is still a lot of work to do."