Manor Green College
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
213
AGES
11 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

Can I Get My Child Into This School?

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(17/07/2019)
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93%
NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

7.7:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.3:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
26.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 27.7%
Persistent Absence
16.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 18.1%
Pupils first language
not English
36.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 27.1%
Free school meals
Lady Margaret Road
Ifield
Crawley
RH11 0DX
01293520351

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since you joined the school in September 2018, you have led it with passion and determination. One parent who completed Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, summed this up by saying: ‘The new headteacher has brought with him great enthusiasm to the school. There is a palpable buzz and feel-good atmosphere around the school.’ After taking up the post of headteacher, you reviewed many aspects of the school’s work. You and the leadership team have refined a number of the systems and processes, for example the way pupils are assessed and how safeguarding incidents are recorded. Staff are overwhelmingly positive about your leadership and support the school’s vision and ethos. Collectively, you and your staff are enabling pupils to thrive and make progress within the school’s caring environment. Pupils at the school have a wide range of needs, some of which are highly complex. Leaders and staff take the time to get to know the pupils exceptionally well. This ensures that all pupils receive the support they need. In all of the classes visited, inspectors saw pupils fully engaged in their learning. For instance, a cookery lesson with the profound and multiple learning disabilities group was firmly focused on the emerging or developing skills of each pupil, such as being able to tolerate a group situation. In another lesson, pupils had made short films of the school to show to new Year 7 pupils. These films were being assessed by their peers who, sensitively, were able to explain how each film could be improved. Parents and carers are very supportive of the school. One parent who completed Parent View said: ‘Our son has a range of complex needs and not a day goes by when we don’t thank our lucky stars that he goes to Manor Green College. You couldn’t find a more dedicated, caring staff. They have an excellent understanding of his needs and know how to get the best out of him.’ Governors are committed and experienced. They challenge leaders effectively and are knowledgeable about the school’s strengths and weaknesses. Governors are very supportive of you and the leadership team. They recognise the impact the team has had since you started at the school in September. At the last inspection, inspectors highlighted the school’s many strengths. They also recommended that leaders increase the range of nationally accredited qualifications in the sixth form. Leaders have responded proactively, and students now have opportunities to be entered for a wide range of qualifications. Leaders also assess the work-related learning curriculum using the Prince’s Trust Entry Level Award scheme. For less-able students, leaders use the Unit Award scheme to assess progress. Additionally, students enjoy working towards the Arts Award and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. The introduction of all these qualifications ensures that students study courses that are relevant to their interests, abilities and future goals. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders ensure that safeguarding has a high priority. There is a comprehensive training programme for all staff and governors. As a result, everyone knows what to do to keep pupils safe. The school now uses an online system to record all safeguarding concerns. Record-keeping is meticulous and all matters are followed up robustly and in a timely manner. When needed, the school acts promptly in making safeguarding referrals and is persistent in chasing these up and escalating them when required. Parents who spoke to the inspector at the start of the school day feel the school is a safe place for their children. Pupils who responded to Ofsted’s online pupil survey know that they can talk to someone in school if they are worried about anything. They also agreed that the school encourages all pupils to respect people from other backgrounds and treat everyone equally. Inspection findings At the start of the inspection, we agreed on four key lines of enquiry. As well as checking safeguarding arrangements, including attendance, we considered how effectively leaders ensure that all groups of pupils make strong progress, particularly the most able. We looked at the impact of senior and middle leaders on improving the school. We also investigated how well the curriculum supports learning and prepares pupils for their next steps in education or employment. When pupils first arrive at your school, a baseline assessment is made of their current attainment in English and mathematics. This baseline is used to create challenging targets for each pupil in all subjects. Pupils’ progress is checked regularly. Pupils who are not doing as well as expected are discussed and a student improvement plan, with interventions and strategies to support the pupil, is implemented. Conversely, if pupils make exceptional progress, they are challenged to attain higher standards. These pupils are called ‘STARS’ and are supported to ensure that they achieve their potential. As a result, most pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, make strong progress from their different starting points. Leadership has been strengthened recently through the appointment of new leads for teaching and learning, English and mathematics. Current middle leaders are fully involved in monitoring the quality of teaching and learning. During the inspection, leaders who joined inspectors on learning walks demonstrated their clear knowledge of the strengths and areas for improvement for all teaching staff. The school has a comprehensive training programme and all staff are supported to improve their practice. Middle leaders are having an impact on improving the quality of teaching and learning. However, you recognise that many of your leaders are either new in post or will be starting their leadership roles soon. The leadership of the sixth form is strong. Key stage 5 students who are unable to confidently move on to mainstream education or training remain at the school and join the sixth form. The curriculum is divided into three strands that progress towards adulthood: independence; learning; and social understanding. All three areas are developed across a range of subjects, both on and off the school’s site. Each student follows an individual destination-led plan. This plan incorporates their education, health and care plan’s outcomes, builds on their individual strengths and addresses their specific needs. The curriculum is continually evolving and developing to meet students’ individual needs. Consequently, sixthform timetables are highly flexible and adaptive. Leaders work collectively with parents and providers to ensure that all students progress confidently to the next stage of their education, training or employment. Leaders recognise how successfully the sixth-form curriculum meets the individual needs of the students. You now want to develop the curriculum in a similar way across the whole school. This will ensure that provision is appropriate and relevant and meets the needs of current pupils and reflects the changing profile of each cohort. Good attendance is a priority for the school. Day-to-day systems are robust. Staff thoroughly investigate each day’s absences and try to resolve any issues. Leaders have built strong relationships with parents. Case studies show the creativity of leaders in their efforts to reduce persistent absence. Leaders intend that the reduction of absence remains a focus of the school.

Manor Green College Parent Reviews



92% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 85% Agree 8% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>85, "agree"=>8, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 19-07-2019
Strongly Agree 77% Agree 15% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>77, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 19-07-2019
Strongly Agree 46% Agree 46% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>46, "agree"=>46, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 19-07-2019
Strongly Agree 69% Agree 23% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>69, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 13 responses up to 19-07-2019
Strongly Agree 62% Agree 38% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 19-07-2019
Strongly Agree 38% Agree 31% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>38, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 13 responses up to 19-07-2019
Strongly Agree 62% Agree 31% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 19-07-2019
Strongly Agree 38% Agree 31% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 23% {"strongly_agree"=>38, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>23} Figures based on 13 responses up to 19-07-2019
Strongly Agree 77% Agree 15% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>77, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 19-07-2019
Strongly Agree 77% Agree 23% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>77, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 13 responses up to 19-07-2019
Strongly Agree 69% Agree 23% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>69, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 13 responses up to 19-07-2019
Yes 92% No 8% {"yes"=>92, "no"=>8} Figures based on 13 responses up to 19-07-2019

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