OFSTED inspectors discovered a range of improvements on their return to a Kirkburton school.
They reported that the teaching at Kirkburton Middle School was good and leadership provided by the head and key staff gave clear direction.
Pupils were cared for very well.
They commented that since the last inspection in 1998 the school had improved considerably and overcome previous weaknesses.
Standards in English have been raised while information and communication technology is much better catered for.
However, standards in the Year 6 National Curriculum for maths could be higher.
Marks were above average in English and science for the same year group.
Pupils' moral and social development was found to be very good.
Headteacher Andrew Parker commented: "The inspectors presented an overwhelmingly positive view of the school ethos and the school community as a whole and provided appropriate recognition of the hard work that pupils and staff have invested."
He said weaknesses identified by the inspectors were already being acted on.
They included the monitoring and evaluation of teaching and improving accommodation.
Mr Parker everyone who contributed should all feel proud of what they had achieved.