Manor Field Junior School

Name Manor Field Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 November 2014
Address Haydn Road, Brighton Hill, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG22 4DH
Phone Number 01256329826
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 193 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.0
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage Free School Meals 22.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 18.1%
Persisitent Absence 2.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 21.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is a smaller than average-sized junior school. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for additional government funding, known as the pupil premium, is much higher than the national average. This extra money is provided for children known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, including pupils supported through school action, is much higher than average. The proportions of pupils supported through school action plus and those with statements of special educational needs are also higher than in most other schools. Some pupils have speech, language and communication needs, while others have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties or other needs. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The headteacher and deputy headteacher took up their roles in January 2014. The assistant headteacher took up her role in April 2014. Four of the school’s seven teachers, including two newly qualified teachers, joined the school in September 2014.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. This school is good because leaders have ensured that teaching remained of high quality during a period of substantial staff change. Pupils’ results and progress have improved over time. Most pupils, including the most-able and those eligible for additional funding, make good progress from their starting points. Pupils currently in the school are working at much higher levels than those in previous years when results were below average. Teaching is consistently good across the school. Teachers’ dialogue with pupils is of high quality and promotes careful thinking and effective learning. Pupils take pride in their work and achievements. They behave well and are considerate of others. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is rigorous and highly effective. The headteacher and other leaders and governors are clear in their aims for the school. They ensure that all staff, including those new to the school, have the same high expectations of pupils’ achievement and the quality of teaching as they do. The school prepares pupils for life in modern Britain very well. Subjects are planned and taught in a way that enables pupils to explore and understand the importance of democracy and children’s rights for themselves and others. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Too few of the most able pupils have attained results at the higher levels at the end of Key Stage 2. Leaders do not check the impact of additional provision given to particular pupils rigorously enough to ensure that it remains effective.