|Name||Darul Hadis Latifiah Northwest|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||19 March 2019|
|Address||Plum Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL8 1TJ|
|Number of Pupils||68 (100% boys)|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||0%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||No|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Darul Hadis Latifiah Northwest is an independent secondary day school located in a residential and commercial district of Oldham. It was set up in August 2012 to provide Islamic-faith-based education for boys. Pupils are mainly of Bangladeshi origin. The school is registered for a maximum of 110 pupils aged from 11 to 16 years. The school’s vision is ‘to achieve excellence in all that we do. In doing so we aim to prepare our pupils for the rapidly growing world in the 21st century.’ It aims for ‘the highest level of achievement in religious, cultural, social, spiritual, moral and academic performance by providing opportunities for pupils to reach their full potential’. None of the pupils have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Most pupils speak English as an additional language. The school receives no additional funding from the local authority and does not make use of any alternative off-site provision. The school received its previous standard inspection in May 2016. Additionally, the school was subject to an emergency inspection in July 2017, at which it was found to meet all the independent school standards.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school The proprietor and leaders have ensured that all the independent school standards are met. Senior leaders and the proprietor share a passionate aspiration to provide excellence in education for the pupils attending the school. Leaders have a good understanding of the strengths of the school and priorities for improvement. However, school development planning and self-evaluation records do not allow leaders to easily evaluate how well their actions are achieving the desired impact. Teaching across the school is good. Teachers have good knowledge of the subjects they teach. Teachers carefully plan activities that engage pupils in learning, particularly in English and science. However, sometimes, the opportunities for pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding at greater depth are limited. Pupils make good progress from their starting points and achieve well, particularly in English, mathematics and science. However, the outcomes for pupils in some other subjects, such as geography, Arabic and computer science, are not as strong. Pupils’ personal development and welfare are outstanding. They exhibit excellent attitudes to learning. British values are promoted strongly through the school’s Islamic ethos, an excellent range of experiences and effective teaching. Consequently, pupils develop a deep and inclusive understanding of appropriate morals and a range of cultures, which prepares them well for life in modern society. Pupils exhibit exemplary behaviour and rarely miss their education. They are polite, welcoming and inquisitive. They eagerly share their learning, and are respectful of each other and adults and feel and are kept safe. The curriculum provides pupils with a wide range of opportunities to learn and gain nationally accredited academic qualifications. The curriculum is enriched through a wide spectrum of experiences and visits. Pupils are well prepared for their next stages of education and all continue in employment, education or training. 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.