Dixons Manningham Academy


Name Dixons Manningham Academy
Website http://www.dixonsca.com/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 December 2017
Address Wood Street, Manningham, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 8HY
Phone Number 01274731695
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 394 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.8
Academy Sponsor Dixons Academies Charitable Trust Ltd
Percentage Free School Meals 25.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 85.5%

Information about this school

The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is a larger than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are from ethnic groups, particularly Pakistani and Bangladeshi. Most speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is above average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is slightly above average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Children start the early years with part-time education in the Nursery. In Reception, children receive full-time education. The school became a member of the Dixons Academies Charitable Trust in January 2015. Since becoming an academy, there have been significant changes in staffing. New senior and middle leaders and governors have been appointed. A range of high quality support to help to improve the quality of teaching and leadership, has been provided by schools within the Dixons Academies Charitable Trust.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The principal provides inspirational leadership. Her high expectations ensure that pupils achieve increasingly well from their starting points. Senior and middle leaders work hard for the benefit of all pupils. Staff are proud members of the school. Governors know the school well. They provide strong support and challenge for the school’s leaders. The school receives high-quality advice from Dixons Academies’ staff. Leaders and managers have ensured that teaching, learning and assessment are typically good across key stages 1 and 2. Consequently, increasing numbers of pupils reach the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Children get a good start in the early years. They make good progress from their starting points and are well prepared to continue learning in Year 1. Pupils are well looked after in the school, and benefit spiritually, morally, socially and culturally from the wide array of visits and experiences. Leaders and managers plan effectively the school’s curriculum. It provides a range of subjects and additional experiences that enhance pupils’ personal development well. Pupils attend regularly and behave well. They show positive attitudes towards their learning. The use of additional funding makes a positive difference to pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, and to many from disadvantaged backgrounds. The physical education and sport premium funding is also used well to develop pupils’ awareness of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Pupils make generally good progress, although it is a little uneven across key stage 2. Not enough pupils yet achieve the highest outcomes, especially in reading and writing. A small proportion of teaching is not challenging enough. On occasions, in some lessons, teachers are not watchful enough of pupils learning, and do not sufficiently adapt work to meet pupils’ changing needs, especially for the most able. Not all leaders, especially those with subject responsibilities, monitor carefully enough the effectiveness of teaching on all pupils’ learning, and the skills that pupils develop across all subjects.