Clapham Manor Primary School

Name Clapham Manor Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Belmont Road, Clapham, London, SW4 0BZ
Phone Number 02076223919
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 501 (49.1% boys 50.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.4
Local Authority Lambeth
Percentage Free School Meals 26.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 47.6%
Persisitent Absence 5.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (20 March 2007)
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Description of the school

The school is larger than most primary schools. It serves a ward with areas that suffer from a high rate of social and economic deprivation. The school draws its pupils from a diverse range of cultural heritages. The largest ethnic groups are Black Caribbean and White British, with equally smaller groups of pupils of African, Bangladeshi, White European, Indian, Portuguese and Vietnamese heritages. Of the pupils, 36.9% are eligible for free school meals, which is above the national average. At 45%, the proportion of pupils speaking a language other than English is well above average, and 29% are at the early or intermediate stage of learning English. The proportion of pupils with a special need or a disability is above average. The school has a small Nursery with 26 children. A Children’s Centre opened in June 2006 with the aim of raising achievement in Early Years. The centre is a focal point of the extended school provision. The school achieved a wide range of awards in 2006, notably, the Bronze Eco Award, Basic Skills Quality Mark, Healthy School’s Award and Active Mark. A new extension is being built and will open in the spring term, 2008. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate

evaluation of the school’s progress is perceptive. The school improvement plan is well conceived

and tailored to match the Every Child Matters agenda to ensure that the momentum for change is not slackened. Consistent and analytical monitoring and evaluation findings are used to inspire and challenge staff to work towards achieving the challenging annual targets. The school’s success in sustaining performance and keeping provision under review have been key factors in moving it forward and developing middle and senior managers. Governors have a range of expertise; they are vigorous in their support and have no reservations about challenging the school’s targets and performance.