STANDARDS in English, maths, science and ICT must improve at Ashbrow Junior School, Ofsted inspectors said.
But they found that the Sheepridge school has a good ethos, pupils are well cared for, their behaviour is good and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good.
They found that pupils liked going to school. They thrived on the responsibilities they were given and felt proud of the contribution they were able to make to the school.
The inspectors also said that teachers encouraged pupils to accept that it was 'cool to achieve' and this had raised pupils' aspirations and confidence.
But while accepting that much improvement has happened since the last inspection in 1998 work still needed to be done on academic achievements, they said.
Headteacher Mr Andrew Allen said: "We are fully aware of the things that we have to do to improve the school.
"We are delighted that the inspectors found that parents are happy with the quality of education and are very pleased with the standard of care their children receive.
"With the support of everyone involved at the school, we are sure we can move forward and make even further improvements."