Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls

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Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls


Name Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls
Website http://www.nmbec.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Kensington Avenue, Thornton Heath, CR7 8BT
Phone Number 02086790062
Type Academy
Age Range 11-19
Religious Character None
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils 1186 (0.1% boys 99.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.6
Academy Sponsor The Manor Trust
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 21.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 57.4%
Persisitent Absence 14.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 4.4%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (06 June 2013)
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Information about this school

This is an above-average-sized school with a sixth form. It converted to academy status some 18 months ago. A new headteacher took up her duties in January 2013. A high proportion of students are from minority ethnic backgrounds. The largest groups represented are of Black Caribbean, Indian and Pakistani heritage. The proportion of students supported by the pupil premium (looked after children, students known to be eligible for free school meals and children of service families) is above the national average. There are currently 12 looked after children in the school. 10 students are eligible for the Year 7 ‘catch up premium’. The proportion of students supported through school action is below average, as is the proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. The school does not use any alternative provision, nor is it dependent upon other local schools in providing for its sixth form. However, one student in the sixth form attends the sixth form of a local school for one subject.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Students make good progress and this is improving over time. Progress accelerates as students move up through the school. As a result, they achieve well. Teaching in the majority of lessons is at least good and improving. Students behave well around the school. Their conduct, manners, attendance and punctuality are good. They are courteous to adults, welcoming to visitors and respectful of one another. The new headteacher and members of the governing body have a clear vision for the direction of the school. They have agreed a strategy to raise standards of teaching and achievement to the very highest levels. The sixth form is good overall. Students in the sixth form make good progress at advanced level. The relationships between students in the sixth form are exemplary as is their behaviour. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although there have been recent improvements, independent learning is not promoted in all key subjects. On occasions, teachers do not tailor lesson tasks closely enough to students’ individual needs. Some middle leaders are unclear about their responsibilities in improving the school.