Morley Memorial Primary School

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Morley Memorial Primary School

Name Morley Memorial Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 November 2013
Address Blinco Grove, Cambridge, CB1 7TX
Phone Number 01223508786
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 413 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.5
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Percentage Free School Meals 10.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 34.4%
Persisitent Absence 4.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. There are two Reception classes and two classes in each of the other year groups. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is above average. An average proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional funding for certain groups such as pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority) is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average, as is the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. An increasing number of pupils join the school part way through their school careers. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment in English and mathematics. Since the previous inspection the senior leadership team has been reorganised with the appointment of phase leaders who are responsible for teaching and progress in Reception and Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4, and Years 5 and 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Children get off to a good start in Reception because they are well taught. Pupils make good progress and standards are above average in reading, writing and mathematics in year groups across the school. Achievement in reading has been consistently good over time. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs achieve well because they are well supported in catching up with their peers. Teaching is good and lessons are conducted at a brisk pace. Pupils behave well and show consideration for one another. They have positive attitudes to learning and say they feel safe in school. Senior leaders and governors drive improvement well and have brought about improvements in teaching and pupils’ progress. The curriculum gives pupils confidence and engages them in enjoyable and memorable experiences. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Children’s learning journeys (their records of what they have achieved) do not show clearly what they can do or include enough contributions from parents and children. More-able pupils are not always sufficiently challenged. Pupils’ spelling is sometimes inaccurate. Phase leaders have not yet secured complete consistency among their teams, for example in the effectiveness of setting targets and marking in helping pupils to improve their work.