School celebrates outstanding status

jpco-14-3-12 Manor Green outstanding Ofsted report (Pic by Jon Rigby)
jpco-14-3-12 Manor Green outstanding Ofsted report (Pic by Jon Rigby)

THE performance of staff and pupils at Manor Green Primary school, has been judged outstanding by Ofsted inspectors.

The school for young children with learning difficulties, which has a catchment area stretching south of Horsham into the South Downs, was inspected last month under the newer more stringent Ofsted guidelines.

Still, they achieved outstanding grades in overall effectiveness, achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.

The report stated: “Manor Green is an outstanding school. Pupils thrive in the school, responding enthusiastically to the adults’ high aspirations for them in both their academic and personal development.

“The outstanding curriculum has continued to be developed imaginatively since the last inspection and it promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development exceptionally well.”

It added: “School leaders at all levels have shown that they can take a successful school, as at the last inspection, and make it even more effective. There is a relentless and uncompromising focus on adopting best practice, resulting in improvements in the quality of teaching.”

Headteacher David Reid said: “This is a brilliant result for our school as we had to be judged by the same framework as our mainstream primary colleagues.”

“To achieve the highest award, the school had to prove that nearly all our pupils were making rapid and sustained progress and that our teaching had to be judged to be consistently good with many lesson judged outstanding.

“We are thrilled that the inspection team judged our curriculum as outstanding and that our pupils’ behaviour is outstanding.

“It is also reported that the school continues to improve since the previous inspection and that we are maintaining the highest levels of achievement.”