An Ofsted report has concluded a village school which is proposing to join a new federation requires improvement.
The inspectors’ findings into Docking Primary School were published on Tuesday, the same day as plans for the school to join a proposed federation with the primaries in Brancaster and Sedgeford were also revealed.
Inspectors raised concerns over the progress made by the least able pupils, the consistency of teaching quality and the sharing of best practice among staff.
But they praised the high attendance rates and good behaviour of pupils, as well as the strength of teachers’ assessment.
They also reported that disadvantaged pupils had made good progress because of good use of additional funding.
Headteacher David Baldwin said: “Whilst the headline statements initially appear disappointing there are many positives to embrace.
“The main body of the report is mostly very supportive and we look forward to taking the school forward at a pace.”