Inspectors have concluded there is still “much work to do” to bring an Elgin school up to scratch.
East End Primary received a follow-up visit from Education Scotland officials to ensure progress is being made.
The team had graded parts of work in the classrooms as “weak” following their original visit in January 2015 – finding English and maths skills were below average.
Inspectors returned to the school for a second time during the summer and found the curriculum had been “improved” and staff now feel “more involved” and work better as a team.
But, in a letter to parents published yesterday, inspector Ken McAra found there is still room for improvement.
He said: “The school is improving its use and range of data to measure and report on children’s progress.
“However, attainment data gathered by the school does not yet show improvement over time and there is still much work to be done to improve children’s progress in areas such as writing.
“Overall, children’s presentation of work, including their spelling, punctuation and handwriting, still has considerable room for improvement.”
Some teachers at the school were seen to be “consistently challenging” pupils to boost their skills but “inconsistencies” of learning experiences were found between classrooms.
Parents were considered to be better informed about activities in the school and regularly participate in events and information evenings.
Yesterday, Moray Council pointed to a new behaviour policy at the school which was hailed as a “significant success” and was proving popular.
A spokesman said: “It was stated that there’s still more work to be done, particularly in improving children’s spelling, punctuation and handwriting.
“A report on progress will be sent to Education Scotland within 18 months.”
Meanwhile, in a separate inspection, the performance of Newmill Primary School was found to be “good” and “satisfactory”.
Strengths identified included the strong leadership from the head teacher as well as the supportive relationship between staff and pupils.
Literacy and numeracy skills were found to be “satisfactory” but the speed of learning deemed to be too slow.
An Education Scotland report states: “There is scope to increase the level of expectation and increase the pace of learning across the school.”