St Mary’s CofE Junior and Infant School


Name St Mary’s CofE Junior and Infant School
Website http://www.st-marys-mossside.manchester.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 22 June 2009
Address Adscombe Street, Alexandra Park, Moss Side, Manchester, M16 7AQ
Phone Number 01612261773
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 440 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.1
Local Authority Manchester
Percentage Free School Meals 51.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 67.7%

Description of the school

St Marys Church of England Junior and Infant School is an average sized school serving an area of considerable economic and social disadvantage. The proportion of pupils eligible to claim free school meals is very high at almost five times the national average. Most pupils are Black British and the proportion of pupils from other ethnic backgrounds is well above average. A significant proportion of pupils are refugees and asylum seekers. Only a third of pupils speak English as their first language. A well above average proportion of pupils joins and leaves the school throughout the school year. The percentage of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is well above average. Provision for Nursery and Reception aged children are reported in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The school has the Healthy Schools Award. There is a care club for children both before and after school, which is managed privately and did not form part of this inspection. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate