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Love, Trust and Truth

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Ofsted, SIAMS and Performance Data

OFSTED Inspection


We are really pleased to be able to share with you our OFSTED report following our inspection on Tuesday 18th July 2023.


Manor was last inspected in March 2018 when it was judged as ‘Good’. When OFSTED have judged a school to be good, they will then normally go into the school about once every four years to confirm that the school remains good. This is called an ungraded inspection, and it is carried out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. OFSTED do not give graded judgements on an ungraded inspection.


The possible outcomes from a short section 8 ungraded inspection of a good school are the following four options:


Outcome 1: The school continues to be a good school


Outcome 2: The school remains good and there is sufficient evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school may be judged outstanding if it received a section 5 inspection now


Outcome 3: The lead inspector is not satisfied that the school would receive at least its current grade if a section 5 inspection were carried out now


Outcome 4: The lead inspector has gathered evidence that suggests the school may be inadequate in one or more of the graded judgements.


We are delighted that that we have achieved outcome 1 and feel that this acknowledges the hard work and dedication of the staffing team and Governors over the last 5 and a bit years.


The inspection letter has highlighted many strengths.  These include:


  • Children in the early years get off to a strong start.

  • Staff have consistently high ambitions for all pupils to achieve well.

  • A passion for reading pervades the school.

  • Staff have strong subject knowledge.

  • Leaders have created a culture where positive behaviour is expected by all.

  • Pupils have positive attitudes towards their learning.

  • Pupils’ enthusiasm for learning is infectious.

  • Pupils achieve well across the curriculum.

  • Pupils here are proud to live out their school values of love, trust and truth.

  • A calm and purposeful environment permeates throughout the school.

  • Pupils are safe and happy in this nurturing school, where everyone is valued for who they are.

  • Parents comment on the caring, family feel and the work of the staff in supporting pupils.

  • Pupils are enthusiastic about reading.

  • Across the school, teachers use skilful questioning to check pupils’ understanding. Staff the tailor learning, so that pupils achieve well.

  • There are strong systems in place to help identify pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

  • Pupils understand that everyone is different and are keen to celebrate what makes them special.


We are very clear about our priority for improvement and had already started to address this.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many parents who took the time to respond on Parent View. We really appreciate all of the very positive comments that you provided and that you took the time to support us.


Kind regards,


M Hale                                   T Pickup

Headteacher                       Chair of Governors

'GOOD' Ofsted Inspection 18.07.2023

'EXCELLENT' Church School SIAMS Inspection - 24th October 2019


We are very proud to share with you the outcome of our recent 'EXCELLENT' Church School SIAMS inspection.


'At Manor everybody is known and cherished. Leaders are relentless in ensuring that pupils and adults are enabled to flourish. Pupils are kind, caring, thoughtful and empathetic.' Neil Revell, Oct 2019


Key findings

  • Through the compassionate, deeply caring leadership of the headteacher and chair of governors, this is a school in which everyone is loved, valued, allowed to make mistakes and enabled to flourish.
  • The Christian vision permeates all aspects of school practice. Pupils and adults talk confidently about the vision, sharing countless examples of how love, trust and truth are lived out within the school community. This includes personalised support for all pupils leading to outcomes which are consistently above national averages.
  • Manor is a school characterised by strong relationships. The school reaches out to all families and has established a very strong partnership with the parish church. The school and parish church are totally interconnected, mutually supporting and learning from each other.
  • Collective worship is deeply Christian and is centred on biblical understanding of the school’s vision. Pupils confidently share a range of Bible stories which exemplify love, trust and truth.
  • Manor’s exemplary practice is valued by the diocese and local authority. Inspired by its Christian vision, Manor has shared aspects of its work with other schools which has, in turn, enabled those schools to improve.

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