A PRIMARY school has bounced back to become a good school, five years after inspectors branded it inadequate.

Iver Village Junior School in High Street has turned the tables following its latest inspection by Ofsted which states that headteacher Jill Digweed has "transformed" the school.

Inspectors visited the school last month after it had previously been rated requires improvement following an inspection in September 2012, and was rated inadequate after inspectors visited in June 2011.

Miss Digweed, who has been headteacher since 2012, said: "We are absolutely delighted. It has made the last four years worthwhile.

"The school is a happy place but we would not have been able to do it without the work of the staff. Because we are a small school we have been able to work well and know the children.

"The children have changed so much. They are very sensible and are managing their own behaviour so much better."

The report praises the leadership of the school in the past 18 months, saying that Miss Digweed has brought in a skilled leadership team to improve the school.

It added: "The headteacher sets clear expectations for each teacher in line with school priorities and national teachers’ standards. Regular dialogue with teachers, coupled with performance review meetings, ensures a shared understanding of areas for attention and a strong focus on improvement.

"Teaching has improved considerably. Older pupils who have seen the most change remark on the ‘amazing teaching and great support staff’."

Pupils have also taken to the teaching, with the report stating their "enthusiasm for learning is infectious" and that they are making progress in most areas.

There was also praise for the "happy, caring community" created at the 155-pupil school. Miss Digweed said: "That is what we want - we want it to be that community school again. It is a small little place, and the fact that we are a small school means we can be the caring community.

"Outstanding is the next aim. There were some points that were so close to being outstanding that we feel on the next visit we need to be outstanding. It would be amazing to achieve that.

"It is three years before they come back to us but as long as we carry on providing good education and have a happy place to learn I will be happy."