Manor Farm Community Infant School

Name Manor Farm Community Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 22 June 2011
Address Rose Avenue, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP15 7PH
Phone Number 01494814281
Type Primary
Age Range 4-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 219 (58% boys 42% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.9
Percentage Free School Meals 5.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10%

Information about the school

This average-sized infant school is attended by pupils from a wide variety of backgrounds. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below average. A below average proportion – 10% – of pupils have special educational needs and/or disabilities relating to speech and language difficulties. Five per cent of pupils are of Pakistani heritage; none is at the early stages of acquiring English as an additional language. The governing body has recently taken over an after-school club which runs daily and is attended by 112 children.

Key findings

This is a good school with several areas of notable strength which include: high levels of achievement by all groups in speaking and listening and reading consistently high quality teaching of reading, especially guided reading the very effective care, guidance and support given to pupils and their outstanding knowledge of keeping safe outstanding behaviour of all groups of pupils pupils’ excellent relationships with teachers the rapid progress made by pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities pupils’ strong spiritual, moral, social and cultural development excellent partnerships with parents and carers. The school is well led and managed by the headteacher and senior staff, who have ensured good progress since the previous inspection. Governance is good and the governing body knows the school’s strengths and areas for development ensuring that the school provides value for money. Pupils’ achievement is good overall, as is progress in writing and mathematics. Teaching is good, but not all teachers use assessment information thoroughly in lessons to challenge more-capable pupils. In addition, whilst marking is generally effective, it does not always identify for pupils the next steps of learning. The school effectively promotes community cohesion and has good capacity for sustained improvement.