Manorside Primary School, Barnet
Address: Squires Lane , Finchley
Postcode: N3 2AB
Phone: 020 83464847
Fax: 020 83718207
Website: Manorside Primary School
Nearest tube or station: Finchley Central Station
Manorside Primary School is located in the London Borough of Barnet, North London. Manorside is a local authority community schoo, taking boys and girls from 3 to 11 years of age. There is a nursery provision.
Ofsted reported in 2008:
This is a good school. Pupils achieve well due to the imaginative and challenging teaching, which raises pupils' self-esteem and motivates them to work hard. From a low start, pupils reach average standards. This is no mean feat, given the challenges the school faces in meeting the diverse needs of pupils from a very wide variety of backgrounds. Excellent teaching overcomes many of these challenges and, as a result, pupils in every year group are making good progress in English, mathematics, science and information and communication technology (ICT). This is because teachers pitch the work at exactly the right level; they explain things very clearly and provide many prompts for pupils' learning. Practical activities, visual aids and the use of interactive whiteboards help pupils' understanding, particularly those who are at an early stage of acquiring English. Over the last two years, progress has improved significantly. This is particularly evident in mathematics and science. Efforts to raise standards in English have, so far, had a greater impact on reading than writing. However, there is clear evidence that writing standards are rising by the end of Year 2. The school's considerable efforts have yet to have the same impact on the progress of the older pupils. The vast majority of these pupils have English as an additional language and find it difficult to write in the wide range of contexts expected by Year 6.