Manor Green School


Name Manor Green School
Website http://www.manorgreenschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 06 March 2013
Address Elizabeth Hawkes Way, Windsor & Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3EQ
Phone Number 01628513800
Type Special
Age Range 2-19
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 269 (72% boys 28% girls)
Local Authority Windsor and Maidenhead
Percentage Free School Meals 27.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 24.2%
Persisitent Absence 33.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is larger than the average size for special schools of its type. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. These include profound and multiple, severe and moderate learning difficulties and autistic spectrum conditions. There is a much higher than average proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and also in receipt of the pupil premium (additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children looked after by the local authority and those from service families). There is a higher than average proportion of children looked after by the local authority and a few children from service families. There is a slightly larger than average proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and who are new to learning English. Since the previous inspection the school has moved to a new building, been renamed and the number of pupils increased by 80. Therefore, recently, there have been many new pupils arriving. The new headteacher started in September 2010. The school is piloting the use of on-site alternative provision for pupils who require specialised support.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. It is a place where all members of the school community work hard together to do their best, always aiming high and supporting each other very well in their success, as the motto ’Excellence for All’ says. All pupils’ individual and complex needs are met very well so that they make good progress, both with their work and in their social and communication skills. Teachers and support staff work well together to plan interesting activities to meet the wide range of learning needs in each class. They use questioning and praise well so that pupils can explain what they are learning and demonstrate their progress. The sixth form (Key Stage 5) is good, enabling pupils to continue to develop skills in preparing them for independence and the workplace. Pupils behave well and feel safe. They support each other’s learning well in lessons. They work well together and relationships are very strong. Relationships throughout the school are strong with mutual respect and trust evident at all levels. Incidents of any forms of bullying are rare as a result, and are dealt with well by staff. The move and expansion into the new building have resulted in many changes that have been well managed by the leadership team. There have been improvements to teaching and learning and the way they are organised and checked. Senior and middle leaders are fully involved in this so underperformance has been eradicated. The members of the governing body provide good support and challenge to the school leadership and are continually working to improve the school further. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some teachers do not check the progress of all groups of pupils in the class frequently enough during the lesson to ensure pupils make the best possible progress. Leaders have not yet made sure that the checks of pupils’ work are accurate across the whole school and the same as in other schools.