NORBURY Manor School "requires improvement", according to its latest Ofsted report, published today. The primary school in Abingdon Road was inspected on March 21 and 22 and achieved an overall rating of 3. The school was given the same rating when it was last inspected in February 2011, when the score was labelled "satisfactory". However the Government has since changed it to "requires improvement" to encourage schools not to settle for a rating of 3. The safety and behaviour of pupils was rated as "good" while all other element came under the banner of needing improvement. Inspectors observed 26 lessons and found that standards of English and Maths at the end of Year 6 have remained below average for a number of years and that the quality of teaching varies too much from class to class. The report states that the school has improved in some areas since the last inspection such as attendance and behaviour of pupils. However teaching and achievement are not yet good, it says.
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