Manor Farm Community Junior School

Name Manor Farm Community Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 October 2016
Address Rose Avenue, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP15 7PH
Phone Number 01494814622
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 243 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.9
Local Authority Buckinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 7.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is about the same size as the average junior school. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals is lower than average. There is a below-average proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and who speak English as an additional language is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards. These set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ learning and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and governors have brought about significant improvements to the school since the previous inspection. Pupils achieve well in English and mathematics. They work hard and make good progress to reach standards that are above average. Disadvantaged pupils and those pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities progress as well as other pupils. Teaching is consistently good with an increasing proportion that is outstanding. Teachers use assessment information to plan work that is pitched at the right level for pupils. The well-planned curriculum is enhanced by a wide range of additional activities that promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively. The school environment is bright and attractive with stimulating displays of pupils’ work in classrooms and around the school. Pupils behave well in classrooms and around the school. They enjoy school and they have very positive attitudes to learning. They feel safe in school. School leaders have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. Their plans for improvement are closely linked to a thorough analysis of performance. Following a review of governance, governors reorganised the way in which they work. They know the school well and provide a good level of challenge to school leaders. Pupils do not achieve as well in writing as they do in reading and mathematics. There has been some improvement but a few pupils still lack basic skills in spelling, punctuation and grammar.