A north-east primary school has been criticised by inspectors.
Drumblade Primary School near Huntly scored the second lowest possible score in two categories, and the third lowest in another two.
In a report by Education Scotland published yesterday, the school was branded “weak” in leadership of change, as well as ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion.
The report also rated the school as “satisfactory” in learning, teaching and assessment and raising attainment.
The report identified six areas of improvement for the school. It was instructed to “establish strategic leadership and management procedures across all areas of the school and nursery, as matter of urgency”.
Education Scotland also asked that the school “ensure the needs of children with additional support needs are understood and addressed.”
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Despite areas identified for improvement within the primary school, the adjoining nursery was praised.
The inspectors gave the nursery a “good” rating for ensuring wellbeing, equality and inclusion.
The report also praised “the caring, nurturing and inclusive ethos within the nursery”.
A spokeswoman for the council said: “We are pleased the positive relationship between staff and pupils has been highlighted in the recently published report for Drumblade Primary School.
“We note the areas for improvement and we are working with the school in developing an action plan to address these.”