Manorfield Church of England Primary School


Name Manorfield Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.manorfield.leics.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 19 January 2017
Address Station Road, Stoney Stanton, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE9 4LU
Phone Number 01455272787
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 399 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.1
Academy Sponsor Embrace Multi Academy Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 6.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.8%

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. It is larger than the average primary school. The school provides full-time early years provision in the two Reception classes. Four teachers have joined the school since the previous inspection. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and those pupils who speak English as an additional language are well below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below the national average. There is a before-school and after-school provision and a community playgroup on the school site. Both are privately run and registered separately with Ofsted, and so were not included in this inspection. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, senior leaders and governors have high expectations of what pupils can achieve and, as a result, pupils’ progress across the school has accelerated and is generally good. Leaders regularly monitor the quality of teaching and so are able to provide teachers with clear guidance on how they can improve. Teachers welcome this and act quickly to implement the advice. The teaching of mathematics is improving rapidly as pupils are given more opportunities to use their strong calculation skills to reason and solve challenging problems. Some pupils are not yet able to explain their reasoning fully. Pupils’ use of more sophisticated grammar and punctuation is helping to enhance the quality of their writing. However, there are some weaknesses in pupils’ spelling. Pupils enjoy a wide range of musical and sporting opportunities. There is more to do to ensure they routinely develop their writing and mathematical skills in other subjects. Teachers and leaders use accurate assessment information to provide most pupils with effective additional support where required. Some pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities do not attain the highest standards of which they are capable when the support provided, especially in writing, is not finely tuned to meet their needs. Pupils behave well and are confident and self-assured. They talk positively about the school and how it has improved. Parents also have positive views of the school. Pupils are safe. The school’s values help to prepare them well for life in modern Britain and make a strong contribution to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Leaders and governors know the school’s strengths and what it needs to do to improve further. Governors visit the school regularly to check on the impact of actions. The school benefits from being part of a group of local schools. This is providing access to high-quality training and support for teachers and leaders. Children in the early years make good progress and are well prepared for their move to Year 1. However, not enough reach the higher levels of which they are capable.