Colham Manor Primary School

Name Colham Manor Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 02 December 2015
Address Violet Avenue, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, UB8 3PT
Phone Number 01895442879
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 669 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.3
Local Authority Hillingdon
Percentage Free School Meals 29.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 36.5%
Persisitent Absence 10.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Colham Manor is much larger than the average-sized primary school. A much higher than average proportion of pupils are eligible for additional government funding, known as the pupil premium. The funding is used to support pupils who are eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after. The proportion of pupils who come from minority ethnic heritages is higher than average. A wide range of heritages is represented. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is higher than average. A wide range of home languages is represented. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs varies from year to year, but is broadly average. The school runs a breakfast club and after-school care provision. The great majority of children attend the Nursery in either the morning or afternoon sessions. Children in the Reception classes attend all day. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The school has come a long way since the previous inspection. Leaders and managers are focused on improvement. They have tackled effectively the areas that previously required improvement. Leaders and governors understand their school and plan effectively for continuous improvement. Parents, staff and pupils are fond of the school and strongly support the actions of leaders to improve it. Leaders, middle leaders and governors have improved the quality of teaching so that it is now consistently good. As a result, pupils make strong progress and achieve well. Governors challenge leaders in a supportive way. They are very effective in improving the school. Teaching is consistently good. Pupils throughout the school achieve well. Pupils learn well because teachers’ questioning skills are strong. Misconceptions are quickly cleared up. Feedback, both written and oral, helps pupils know how to improve their work. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. In this happy and welcoming school, pupils develop excellent personal skills. They are eager to learn and considerate to others. The school keeps them extremely safe. Pupils achieve well and their outcomes are good. Progress from the end of Year 2 to the time they leave school is strong. Leaders rigorously check and monitor the progress of groups. As a result, all groups do well and no group falls behind. Provision in the Nursery and Reception classes is good. Children’s language and number skills have improved since the previous inspection. The provision is led well. Teaching in the early years provision is good. Adults are caring and offer children stimulating tasks. The indoor and outdoor play areas are well stocked with inviting tasks that promote good learning. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils throughout the school is strong. Pupils respect other cultures and heritages. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching does not always provide sufficient challenge to enable pupils, particularly the most able, to learn as rapidly as they could. Pupils in Years 1 and 2 do not always have enough opportunities to develop fluency in their writing skills.