Manorside Primary School


Name Manorside Primary School
Website http://www.manorsideprimary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 30 January 2013
Address Squires Lane, Finchley, London, N3 2AB
Phone Number 02083464847
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 295 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.1
Local Authority Barnet
Percentage Free School Meals 4.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 57.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes, our last distance offered data is FREE

Information about this school

This is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. An above average proportion of pupils are supported by additional funding through the pupil premium, including those known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is above average. The proportion supported through school action plus or a statement of special educational needs is well above average. A well above average proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. A well above average proportion of pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds. The school’s governing body manages a daily breakfast club and an after-school club and these formed part of the inspection. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has gained many accreditations and it recently won first place in the Accord Award for inclusive schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Children start school with skills that are much lower than are typical for their age. They make outstanding progress to reach above average standards in their tests at the end of Year 6, significantly so last year in mathematics. Teaching is outstanding. Teachers across the school plan a wide variety of exciting activities that fire pupils’ imaginations and that are tailored to their individual needs and abilities. Leaders, all staff and the governing body, work together to ensure that every pupil is supported to reach high academic standards and to have their broader talents and interests nurtured and developed. Leaders regularly check on every pupil’s progress. Those identified as underachieving are given high quality personalised support which enables them to make outstanding progress. Pupils are very proud of their school. They come from a wide range of faiths and cultures which are celebrated, and all treat each other with great respect. In this caring learning environment in which all are included, pupils gain greatly in self-confidence because the school promotes their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development extremely well. Pupils display exemplary attitudes to learning, participating enthusiastically in lessons and making valuable contributions to school life. Pupils feel extremely safe at school and have a very sensible understanding of how to keep themselves and others safe. Attendance of the vast majority of pupils is consistently above average. A few parents, however, interrupt their children’s learning by taking them on holiday during term time. Parents’ views are particularly positive about all aspects of the school’s work. The parents are very well guided in how to support their children’s learning.