Al Mumin Primary and Secondary School

Name Al Mumin Primary and Secondary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 12 March 2019
Address Clifton Street, Manningham, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7DA
Phone Number 01274488593
Type Independent
Age Range 3-16
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 185 (30% boys 70% girls)
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

Al Mu’min is an independent day Muslim faith school, registered for up to 475 pupils aged from three to 16 years. All pupils are Muslim. Al Mu’min Primary and Secondary School opened in August 2003 as a primary school, with the secondary school opening in September 2012. The school is located in the Manningham area of Bradford. There are currently no pupils on roll who have an education, health and care plan. The school does not use any alternative education provision. The previous standard inspection took place in January 2017. An action plan was evaluated by Ofsted and approved by the Department for Education in May 2018.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since the previous inspection, school leaders have worked hard to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment across the school. Consequently, pupils make good progress from their starting points. The proprietor and school leaders are clearly passionate about producing well-educated British citizens who are proud of their faith. Relationships between teachers and pupils are strong. Pupils say that they value the school and that the school feels like ‘one big family’. Following a curriculum review in 2018, leaders have strengthened the curriculum across the whole school, ensuring that schemes of work lead to interesting lessons for pupils. Pupils benefit from a range of trips and visits. For example, pupils extend their knowledge of other religions by visiting a variety of places of worship in the local area. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent, and most pupils attend well. Where pupils’ attendance is a concern, leaders work with parents and carers to improve it. Children in the early years get off to a good start in their education, with all reaching a good level of development. Leaders acknowledge that there is work to do and have plans in place to ensure that the quality of outdoor learning matches that of indoor learning. On the whole, pupils make good progress. However, leaders agree that improving the quality of mathematics and science, particularly investigative and practical work, could lead to better outcomes in these subjects, particularly for the most able pupils. Leaders have not acted swiftly to ensure that pupils are not segregated by sex. During the inspection, this segregation ceased. However, when in the presence of boys, some girls did not appear as confident as the boys in answering questions. Safeguarding is effective, and staff receive regular training on child protection. However, leaders have not fully personalised the ‘Prevent’ duty risk assessment to the school. School leaders have not ensured that the independent school standards are consistently met. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school must take action to meet the requirements of the schedule to The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and associated requirements. The details are listed in the full report.