Newburn Manor Primary School

Name Newburn Manor Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 November 2012
Address Millfield Lane, Newburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE15 8PD
Phone Number 01912674533
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 195 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.3
Local Authority Newcastle upon Tyne
Percentage Free School Meals 35.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.1%
Persisitent Absence 8.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Newburn Manor is smaller than the average-sized primary school but the numbers on roll are rising. The pupil premium is an amount of money allocated to the school by the government to support pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, those that are in the care of the local authority and to the children of service families. The proportion of pupils at Newburn supported by this money is slightly higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils who need extra support from the school because they are disabled or have special educational needs (school action) is slightly above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or who require extra support from specialist teachers through ‘school action plus’ is lower than the national average. The majority of pupils are from a White British heritage and the proportion who are from minority ethnic heritages is low. The school meets the government’s floor standard, which is the minimum expected for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well in reading, writing and mathematics. They leave the school as confident and rounded young people who are very well prepared for the next phase of learning. All pupils make expected progress and many boys, for example, and those who are disabled or who need extra support often exceed this progress especially in mathematics. Gaps in achievement between different groups of pupils have closed and pupils entitled to the pupil premium make more progress than all pupils nationally. The quality of teaching and learning are consistently good across the school with examples of outstanding teaching for the older pupils. Teachers have high expectation. Lessons are fun, exciting and enthuse pupils to do their best. Pupils are safe in school and have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe in a range of situations within and outside of the school. They say that bullying in all of its forms is not tolerated in this school and the mantra ‘want a friend be a friend’ was clearly observed in action by inspectors. Senior leaders, including the governing body have a good track record of bringing about improvements over time. The drive and determination of the headteacher and her team was mentioned by staff and pupils around the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : In Key Stages 1 and 2, not enough pupils reach higher levels in reading and writing. Senior leaders insufficiently check up on the impact on pupils’ learning of their planned actions for improvement.