An Aberdeenshire primary school has received a mixed report from education watchdogs.
Education Scotland officials inspected Arduthie primary and nursery in Stonehaven last September and will now write to parents with their findings.
At primary level, the school was marked as “very good” in raising attainment and achievement and “good” in learning, teaching and assessment.
But inspectors deemed it only “satisfactory” in ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion and “leadership of change”.
At the nursery, ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion and securing children’s progress were given “good” gradings while the other two categories were graded as “satisfactory”.
Inspectors praised the considerate and respectful nature of the children, the “shared vision” of the school, the children’s good progress in writing and knowledge of mathematical strategies.
However, they also discussed with the head teacher possible improvements including improving the “pace of change” within the senior leadership team, improving the challenge in the children’s education and developing a “health and wellbeing framework” for the school.
A letter to parents and guardians reads: “We are confident that the school has the capacity to continue to improve and so we will make no more visits in connection with this inspection.
“Aberdeenshire Council will inform parents and carers about the school’s progress as part of its arrangements for reporting on the quality of its schools.”