|Name||Darul Uloom Dawatul Imaan|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||24 April 2019|
|Address||Harry Street, Off Wakefield Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD4 9PH|
|Religious Character||Not applicable|
|Number of Pupils||167 (100% boys)|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
Information about this school
Darul Uloom Dawatul Imaan is an independent boarding school for Muslim boys aged between 11 and 25 years old. The school selects pupils’ suitability by taking into account prior attainment and entrance assessments. There are currently no pupils on roll with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The school does not use any alternative education provision. The school’s last standard inspection took place in November 2017 and the school was judged to be good in all areas.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Since the previous inspection, leaders have maintained the good standards of education in the school. Leaders are continuing to develop and improve the school, including consistency in teaching between the Islamic and secular curriculum. Leaders identify literacy as an area to continue to focus on. Leaders ensure that teachers have opportunities to reflect on and develop their teaching. The impact of this is seen, for example, in the quality of teachers’ questioning. Pupils achieve well overall. GCSE outcomes are higher than the national average for pupils achieving grade 5 or higher in English and mathematics. However, the most able pupils could achieve higher still. Pupils’ behaviour is good. They conduct themselves well during school time. Pupils have positive attitudes to their learning and are punctual to lessons. The curriculum is split equally between Islamic studies and the secular curriculum. Leaders ensure that pupils have the opportunity to make strong progress in both aspects but agree that there are some improvements to make to the key stage 3 secular curriculum. Leaders ensure that pupils have access to education about life in modern Britain, other religions and cultures and life skills education. Through this, pupils can explain how they see their place in society but say that they want more opportunities to experience life in the local community and beyond. The sixth form is good. The head of Islamic studies and the head of the secular curriculum lead the sixth form. They ensure that the same high standards are in place as in key stages 3 and 4. The proprietor has ensured that the school meets the independent school standards. 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.