|Name||Brondesbury College London|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||06 March 2018|
|Address||8 Brondesbury Park, London, NW6 7BT|
|Religious Character||Not applicable|
|Number of Pupils||120 (100% boys)|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
Information about this school
Brondesbury College is an independent Muslim faith secondary day school, registered for pupils aged 11 to 16 years of age. It was opened in 1996 and is situated in the Willesden area of north-west London. The college is managed by the Islamia Schools Limited charity, a subsidiary of the Yusuf Islam Foundation. Its mission is ‘to strive to provide the best education in a secure Islamic environment’. There are no pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities or pupils with an education, health and care plan. There are no disadvantaged pupils. Almost all pupils speak English as an additional language. There are currently 123 pupils on the school’s roll from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds. The headteacher and the pupils’ officer form the school’s leadership team. There is no middle leadership structure. Teachers are responsible for their own subjects. The school’s last full standard inspection was in December 2012. The school uses no alternative provision.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school Leaders and trustees are highly ambitious for pupils and are determined that the school continues to improve. They ensure that all of the independent school standards are met. The trustees provide effective support, advice and challenge to senior leaders to ensure that the school continually improves. The headteacher is highly effective in developing a culture that enables pupils and staff to excel. Staff are very motivated and are fully supportive of the leadership. Teaching is highly effective. Teachers know individual pupils extremely well and use assessment information effectively to plan challenging and engaging work. Pupils make excellent progress and their attainment across all subjects is exceptionally high. Pupils are prepared very well for their next stage of education. The curriculum is broad, balanced, engaging and promotes pupils’ high achievement. A wide range of extra-curricular activities enrich the curriculum. The provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent, and reflects the aims of the school. Pupils are extremely courteous and respectful to each other and adults. They are highly motivated and have a thirst for learning. Pupils feel very proud of their school. Their attendance is above average. Pupils’ behaviour and personal development and welfare are exceptional. Pupils feel safe and are protected well from unsafe situations, including partisan political views, extremism and radicalisation. Pupils display positive attitudes and respect for different people, cultural traditions and faiths. British values are effectively promoted and pupils are prepared well for life in modern Britain. Occasionally, teachers’ expectations of the presentation of pupils’ work is not consistently high, particularly with regard to lower-attaining pupils. Sometimes, teachers’ questioning is not sharp enough to help the most able pupils think hard about their work. There are insufficient opportunities for teachers to observe teaching in other schools to improve their classroom practice further. 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.