|Name||Abu Bakr Boys School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||09 May 2018|
|Address||Kent Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS2 7AN|
|Number of Pupils||190 (100% boys)|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
Information about this school
Abu Bakr is an Islamic day school situated in Walsall. The school is part of the Abu Bakr Trust and owned by a sole proprietor. The proprietor is also the chair of the governing body. It is registered to admit up to 300 boys in the age range 11 to 16 years. The school does not use alternative provision. The school’s last full standard inspection was 4–6 November 2014.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school School leaders have created a strong climate for learning where pupils value their education. Consequently, most pupils are determined to succeed and work hard during lessons. The quality of teaching is typically good. Teachers use their secure subject knowledge to plan carefully structured learning tasks. This enables almost all pupils to make good progress over time. Pupils experience a broad curriculum, with a balance of Islamic studies and national curriculum subjects. However, limited resources in a few subject areas hold back pupils from achieving their full potential. Pupils demonstrate good behaviour and treat each other with respect. However, there are a minority of pupils who do not show pride in their work and whose books are untidy. Pupils leave school well prepared for the next stage of their education. The proportion of pupils attaining good grades in English and mathematics is consistently high when compared with the national picture. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development are extremely well promoted. Pupils are equipped well for making a positive contribution to society. The identification of, and support for, pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities is not as effective as it could be. Consequently, a few of these pupils do not make the same consistently strong progress as pupils who do not have SEN and/or disabilities. Pupils are kept safe because safeguarding arrangements are effective. However, written records of concerns are not always as precise as they could be. Relationships between staff and pupils are positive and nurturing. Consequently, pupils show very good attitudes to learning. The proprietor and governors keep close checks on the school’s progress against actions in the school development plan. They ensure that all of the independent school standards are fully met. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (‘the independent school standards’) and associated requirements.