Manor Primary School

Name Manor Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 July 2013
Address Downsview Crescent, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1UB
Phone Number 01825763041
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 411 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.9
Local Authority East Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 13.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.6%
Persisitent Absence 11.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Manor Primary is a larger than average-sized primary school. Pupils are taught throughout the school in single-age classes, including in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those in local authority care, and those with a parent in the armed forces, is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported through school action is above the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also above the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The governing body manages a breakfast club and resourced provision for pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. There is a hearing support facility based on site which is not managed by the school. Nursery provision is provided on site which is not managed by the governing body and is subject to a separate inspection report.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Teaching is consistently good and sometimes outstanding. This helps all pupils, including those who need extra help, to make good progress as they move through the school. Pupils achieve well, particularly at Key Stage 2, and by the end of Year 6 attainment in English and mathematics is above average. Children get off to a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage as a result of good quality provision. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding both in lessons and around school. They are very supportive of one another and polite to adults. They feel very safe and enjoy school. Attendance is above average and has improved steadily. The curriculum is good and provides very well for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The headteacher provides strong leadership and management and her vision for improvement is shared by leaders at all levels, governors, and staff. As a result the school continues to improve, including teaching and pupils’ achievement, and morale is high. The headteacher and senior leaders regularly check pupils’ progress and very quickly give extra help to any at risk of falling behind in their learning. Pupils are at the centre of everything the school does. They are extremely proud of their school and all that it offers. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not yet enough outstanding teaching to raise pupils’ good achievement further. Pupils do not make as much progress in writing at Key Stage 1 as they do in reading and mathematics.