A popular village school has begun its fight back following a disappointing Government Ofsted report.

Eton Wick Church of England First School in Sheepcote Road was rated as 'requiring improvement' in its overall effectiveness following an inspection in the spring.

In the five other categories - 'leadership and management', 'teaching, learning and assessment' and 'outcome for pupils' the school was also rated as requiring improvement - although in two categories, 'personal behaviour/welfare' and 'early years provision' the school was rated as good.

A parents' meeting has already been held to discuss how the school can improve and a governors' meeting is to be held fortnightly to examine progress.

Governors attended a meeting last week at which consistency of teaching was discussed - the Ofsted report had described it as 'too variable'.

In last week's newsletter a report to parents said resources have been redeployed, adding: "Strategies to challenge pupils including additional writing tasks and problem solving are being pursued more rigorously and are seen to have a positive impact."

The report said: "Final data will not be available until July; however tracking shows that more progress has been made compared with last year’s results.

"The children are already ahead compared with last year. Interventions started in January have helped towards this."

The governors will meet fortnightly to examine progress.

The report represents a blow for the school which was also rated as requiring improvement at the last inspection two years ago. A significant change in staff has happened since then with a new deputy headteacher being appointed last September The school recently applied to become an academy, which would give it independence from local government control.

It takes children up to the age of nine.