This is a good school. The school has improved well since the last inspection because senior staff have strengthened the procedures for monitoring provision which have resulted in better teaching and a more effective use of assessment. Inspectors agree with the school's most recent evaluation of itself that it is good. The energetic headteacher, deputy headteacher and governors are keen to broaden the school's satisfactory community cohesion by increasing national and overseas links to give pupils a better understanding of the diversity of cultures in the United Kingdom and abroad. This is reflected accurately in the detailed school development plan. Based on its good track record of improvement, the school has good capacity to improve.
Pupils make good progress throughout the school to attain standards that are above the national expectations by Year 4. They achieve well in Reception and at Key Stages 1 and 2 and build effectively upon their knowledge and skills so that they are well prepared for the next stage of their education. The most able pupils do particularly well and attain high standards, although the school does not have a consistent approach to the teaching of handwriting. Pupils behave well and are keen learners, taking on responsibilities eagerly. Attendance has improved well and is now above average.
Good teaching and a good curriculum that has excellent links between subjects enhance pupils' enjoyment of learning, although insufficient checks are made on the amount of time spent on individual subjects and not all lessons begin promptly. The care, guidance and support of pupils are good and pupils have clear targets to help them understand what they need to do next to improve their work. Pupils with special educational needs and the few from minority ethnic backgrounds are integrated well so that they make good progress. Classrooms are vibrant, colourful learning environments in which pupils' successes are celebrated well.