A ROYSTON primary school which was told it ‘requires improvement’ at its last Ofsted inspection has improved slightly, a report has revealed.

In November 2022, Meadstead Primary Academy was told it requires improvement by Ofsted bosses – as it did in 2019.

A monitoring visit took place in April – with the report released last week – and bosses were told the school had slightly improved, but not enough to become a ‘good school’.

The report said: “The purpose of a monitoring inspection is not to grade the school’s overall effectiveness, but to identify and report on the school’s progress.

“It is to highlight to the school and parents any improvements that school leaders have made since the school’s previous graded inspection.

“Leaders have made progress to improve the school, but more work is necessary for the school to become ‘good’.

“Staff are supported to help pupils to learn and remember the most important knowledge that pupils need.

“Since the last inspection, leaders have brought the staff together with a common purpose.

“Everyone is working to provide pupils a better quality of education than they have previously experienced.

“There is more work to do, but significant progress has been made.”