Inverurie Academy has been praised for its across-the-board improvement in a new Education Scotland report.
The school had come in for criticism from inspectors in recent months, with the attainment and achievement of students said to be “weak”.
It managed no better than “satisfactory” in any of the education watchdog’s assessment areas.
In a new report, however, Inverurie has been recognised for its strong leadership and “clear direction for improvement”, as well as its efforts to offer new opportunities for students to pursue learning.
Work will continue between Aberdeenshire Council and Education Scotland to improve the schools standing even further.
Key will be the continuation of efforts to improve their secondary five and six education, to help students to achieve higher qualifications.
Aberdeenshire Council’s education and children’s services committee chairwoman, councillor Gillian Owen said: “These are really exciting times for Inverurie Academy.
“The school is due to move into a fantastic state-of-the-art community campus soon.
“I am delighted that inspectors acknowledge the improvement in aspects of attainment since the last inspection.”
Improvement at an Aberdeen primary school has also been recognised.
Gilcomstoun School – construction of whose new £1.8 million nursery is underway – is said to have surpassed it’s previous results in all key assessment areas.
Prior to the newest evaluation of the school, it had scored “weak” in almost every area.
The teaching and approach to meeting satisfactory standards were highlighted in the latest inspection, as were the improvement to the taught curriculum.
Working with Aberdeen Grammar School, staff have been able to develop work that is suitable for students who can deal with more demanding work.