Northwick Manor Primary School

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Northwick Manor Primary School


Name Northwick Manor Primary School
Website http://www.northwickmanorprimary.co.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Northwick Road, Worcester, WR3 7EA
Phone Number 01905454430
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 640 (50.8% boys 49.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.4
Academy Sponsor The Rivers C Of E Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Worcestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 6.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.8%
Persistent Absence 2.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.9%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

The headteacher, senior and subject leaders have brought about improvements in writing, strengthened the use of assessment and extended the performance of the most-able pupils since the last inspection, notably in mathematics. Pupils' conduct and attitudes are excellent. They show great respect for each other, their teachers and their school.

Pupils do well across a range of subjects. Pupils, including the most able, disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs, make good progress because the teaching is good and the curriculum interesting, so that they respond very positively. The provision for the Early Years has i...mproved since the last inspection.

It is well managed so that the children make good progress. The governors keep a close eye on the school and, in particular, the performance of the pupils. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although making good progress, some disadvantaged pupils are not reaching the same standards as other pupils in the school or nationally.

Although many pupils reach high standards in grammar, spelling and punctuation, last year one in five pupils did not reach the level expected by the end of Year 6 because of weaknesses in spelling. Planning for improvement does not set out sufficiently sharp criteria against which leaders and governors can measure success.

Information about this school

The school is much larger than average for schools of this type.

Almost all of the pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is much lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is very low.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs at school action is below average. The proportion of pupils at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported through the pupil premium is much lower than the national average.

This extra government funding supports those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in the care of the local authority. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. Three newly qualified teachers had recently joined the school at the time of the inspection.