|Name||Manor Junior School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||08 June 2016|
|Address||Fernhill Road, Cove, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 9DX|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||347 (46% boys 54% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.8|
|Percentage Free School Meals||15%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||5.8%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||18.4%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by pupil premium funding is higher than that found in most schools. The pupil premium is additional government funding to support those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is above the national average. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school shares its site with a children’s centre and an infant school, both of which are inspected separately. The school has a specially resourced provision for pupils with hearing impairment. There are five pupils aged between four and 11 currently on roll. The school meets the requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school The headteacher and senior leaders have successfully addressed the key issues for improvement identified at the time of the previous inspection. Leaders have significantly improved the quality of teaching, learning and assessment and have accelerated pupils’ progress. Teaching is good with some outstanding features. Standards in English and mathematics at the end of Year 6 have increased substantially over the past two years. Good leadership and effective teaching have narrowed the gaps in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and that of others nationally since the previous inspection. By the end of Year 6, pupils are well prepared, with the academic and personal skills needed, to be successful in the next stage of their education. Pupils enjoy school. They feel safe and well cared for in school. Pupils’ behaviour continues to be good. Pupils attend regularly and work hard. They are polite, courteous and welcoming. Subject and year-group leaders have more responsibility for leading aspects of the school’s development and do so with increasing success. This has been a significant factor in strengthening the school’s capacity to sustain and build on improvements made over the past two years. Governors play a more influential role in supporting and challenging senior leaders than at the time of the previous inspection. They are knowledgeable about the school’s work and committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not make fast enough progress in reading and science. Some teachers do not always give the most able pupils sufficiently demanding work.