Manor Junior School

Name Manor Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 08 June 2016
Address Fernhill Road, Cove, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 9DX
Phone Number 01252544072
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 347 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.8
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage Free School Meals 15%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.8%
Persisitent Absence 8.7%
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.