Pupils do not always listen and teaching is not consistently good at Middleton Primary School, according to its latest Ofsted report.
The school has been judged to require improvement after an inspection last month.
A report published last week said the school needs to raise standards across all areas including achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.
But it also highlighted the rate at which pupil progress had improved since its last inspection, and praised teaching staff for working together well.
It said: “The quality of teaching across the school is not consistently good. Pupils do not always listen well and, sometimes, they are too dependent on adults.”
The report also noted that pupils feel happy and safe, and said staff were “all working towards a common, clearly defined set of goals”.
Headteacher Claire Bunton said: “We feel the report is a fair reflection of our school and we are pleased our strengths have been recognised.
“We are a good team who work well together and areas highlighted for improvement are already being addressed and will have a positive impact. The staff and governing body are committed to Middleton becoming a good school.”