|Name||Al-Burhan Grammar School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||06 March 2018|
|Address||Spring Road Centre, 258 Spring Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11 3DW|
|Number of Pupils||110 (100% girls)|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
Information about this school
Al-Burhan Grammar School is an independent school that caters for girls between the ages of 11 to 16. The headteacher is also the chair of the proprietorial board. The school’s mission is: ‘to be dedicated to learning as it is the foundation for life’. The school is registered for 140 pupils and currently has 108 pupils on roll. All pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds. No pupils have SEN and/or disabilities. No pupils have an education, health and care plan. No pupils are known to be disadvantaged. No pupils are in the care of the local authority. The school does not use any alternative provision. The last full inspection was carried out in November 2014, where the school was judged to be outstanding. Ofsted carried out an emergency inspection of the school in March 2016 at the request of the Department for Education. Some unmet independent school standards were found on this inspection. A further emergency inspection was carried out in November 2016, again at the request of the Department for Education. All standards checked at this emergency inspection were found to be met.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school Leaders have the highest aspirations for all pupils. The whole school community shares their passion and drive to ensure the best possible outcomes for pupils. Pupils at Al-Burhan thrive in all aspects of their education. The broad and balanced curriculum provides pupils with rich learning experiences, which helps them to achieve academic excellence. Teaching across every subject and every year group is of the highest quality. Teachers respond to pupils’ learning rapidly. Not a moment of learning is lost. Consequently, pupils make excellent progress and achieve highly by the end of Year 11. Pupils’ personal, social and emotional development is exceptionally well supported. Pupils are confident and self-assured. They show a remarkably mature attitude to all aspects of their learning and a true desire to learn. Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable. Governors understand the strengths of the school, but also challenge leaders to seek further ways to improve the school continually. As a result, the school continues to go from strength to strength. There is a strong culture of safeguarding across the school. Staff take all possible steps to keep pupils safe. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and understanding of fundamental British values are excellent. Respect, tolerance and acceptance are actively promoted by everyone within the school. Pupils are prepared superbly for life in modern Britain, and the wider world. Teachers receive supportive professional development, and work collaboratively to improve their practice. This maintains the high quality of teaching across the school. Leaders understand the requirements of the independent school standards and ensure that these are met in full. Attendance has shown improvements over time. However, leaders do not take sufficient action to ensure that some pupils do not miss too much school for no good reason. Leaders have ensured that the internal learning environment supports pupils’ learning well. However, leaders have not ensured that the outdoor environment is of the same quality. 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.