Al-Islamia Institute for Education

Name Al-Islamia Institute for Education
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 02 February 2016
Address 5-7 Evington Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 0SA
Phone Number 01162515101
Type Independent
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 148 (48% boys 52% girls)
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

Al-Islamia Institute for Education is a primary school in the city of Leicester. It is registered under the proprietorship of the Al-Islamia Institute for Education Trust, a registered charity. The primary school is located in the same premises as the Al-Islamia pre-school which provides part-time education and care for children aged three to five years. The school curriculum reflects an Islamic ethos and is based on the content of the National Curriculum. Separate Islamic subjects are not taught. Pupils are from practising Muslim families, mainly of British Indian, Bangladeshi and Black African heritage. The school is registered to admit up to 101 pupils in the age range five to 11 years. There are currently 71 pupils on the school roll. There are no pupils with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. The school’s last Ofsted inspection was in October 2011. The school aims ‘to provide a full and interesting curriculum while safeguarding pupils’ Imaan (Islamic faith) by instilling Islamic morals and etiquettes in them as they acquire their education’.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The quality of teaching is consistently good and contributes effectively to pupils’ good progress. Pupils make good progress in English and mathematics as a result of effective learning at Key Stages 1 and 2. Pupils particularly enjoy reading; they make strong progress in their understanding and interpretation of the books that they read. Senior leaders have implemented rigorous arrangements to ensure that teachers’ planning and assessment meet the increased demands of the revised National Curriculum. There has been good improvement in the teaching of reading and mathematics since the previous inspection. Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are exemplary. They demonstrate respect for their teachers from an early age and maintain their positive conduct throughout their years at the school. The proprietor and senior leaders have established a secure environment in which pupils feel safe and comfortable. Arrangements for safeguarding pupils are excellent. The governors’ committee has recently introduced suitable new arrangements to improve the monitoring and evaluation of the school’s provision and outcomes. The proprietor and senior leaders have ensured that all the independent school standards are met. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The quality of teaching and learning is not regularly outstanding. The level of challenge in pupils’ work is not always based on sufficient understanding of their different levels of attainment. Teachers do not give sufficient attention to the quality of pupils’ handwriting. New governance arrangements are not sufficiently embedded to have a robust, consistent impact on outcomes for pupils. 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. Full report