School told to improve

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Whiteways Primary School in Grimesthorpe has been told to improve by Osfted inspectors.

It has been turned from a junior school into a primary due to increasing numbers of children needing places. Most of the youngsters are from Pakistani backgrounds, with increasing numbers of Roma, East European and Yemeni pupils joining throughout the year.

Inspectors say not enough of pupils are making good progress and by the time they leave, standards in reading, writing and maths are below average, although the school is showing signs of progress.