Mansbridge Primary School

Name Mansbridge Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Octavia Road, Swaythling, Southampton, SO18 2LX
Phone Number 02380556691
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 204 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.5
Local Authority Southampton
Percentage Free School Meals 38.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 26.5%
Persistent Absence 7.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 19.6%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school.

The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding (additional funding to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, pupils who are in the care of the local authority or pupils from service families) is much higher than average. The proportion of pupils who are from minority ethnic groups and who speak English as an additional language is broadly average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is above average.

The proportion of pupils who are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also above average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. There is a breakfast club and after-school clubs for pupils.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher leads a strong team of staff and governors who are committed to driving up standards and ensuring that all pupils achieve well both personally and academically. Pupils start school with skills that are well below those expected for their age.

They work hard and make good progress to reach standards that are broadly average in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Teaching is consistently good with an increasing proportion that is outstanding. Lessons are well planned to meet the learning needs of individual pupils.

The curriculum is broad and balanced, and provides pupils with opportunities to use their literacy skills when learning other subjects. Reading is given high priority and consequently most pupils enjoy reading. Inclusion underpins the school's values and ethos.

All pupils are treated equally regardless of background, and discrimination on any grounds is not tolerated. Pupils enjoy school. They behave well and show respect towards adults and each other.

Warm relationships between staff and pupils ensure that they feel safe and well cared for in school. School leaders have worked hard with parents and carers to improve pupils' attendance and this is now broadly average. School leaders and governors have an accurate understanding of the school's strengths and areas for development.

They have brought about significant improvements since the previous inspection, demonstrating the school is well placed to improve further. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not yet enough outstanding teaching to secure outstanding achievement for all pupils. Not enough pupils reach the higher levels in reading and writing by the end of Year 6.