|Name||Darul Uloom Islamic High School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||19 September 2017|
|Address||521-527 Coventry Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B10 0LL|
|Number of Pupils||125 (100% boys)|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
Information about this school
Darul Uloom Islamic High School is an independent Muslim faith school providing full-time education. It provides an Islamic and secular education to boys from a range of cultural backgrounds, all of whom are practising Muslims. The school is co-located with the Jami Mosque, though it operates as a separate site during school time and has separate governance arrangements. The school does not use any alternative educational provision. There are no pupils who are recorded to have special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school This is an improving school. Pupils, parents and staff agree that the new headteacher and his senior team have made many improvements to the school over a short period of time. Leaders ensure that the school meets the independent school standards. In 2017, Year 11 pupils’ progress and attainment were strong and improved from previous years. Pupils left the school with a range of valuable qualifications. Staff have completed effective training provided by leaders on improving the quality of learning and teaching. As a result, teaching consistently meets pupils’ needs. Teachers’ questioning is often thought-provoking and encourages pupils to think deeply. Staff prepare pupils well for life in modern Britain. This is due to leaders’ work to promote fundamental British values and the well-designed spiritual, moral, social and cultural education curriculum. Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is positive. They follow the school rules and treat their peers and staff respectfully. The madrasa and secular curricula are well balanced and give pupils the opportunity to study a wide range of interesting subjects. Leaders have designed an assessment system which tracks pupils’ progress well. However, this system lacks formal structure and moderation is not recorded consistently. Presently, a small senior team takes responsibility for leadership of all aspects of the school. Leadership at other levels needs development. While pupils with low and middle prior attainment make strong progress, most-able pupils’ progress is not as strong as other pupils in the school. In a small number of lessons, teachers do not make sure that tasks are appropriate and engaging. When this happens, pupils’ attention drifts and their progress slows. 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.