|Name||Darul Uloom London|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Requires improvement|
|Inspection Date||18 June 2019|
|Address||Foxbury Avenue, Off Perry Street, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 6SD|
|Number of Pupils||159 (100% boys)|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
Information about this school
Darul Uloom London is an independent boarding school for boys. It is registered for 155 pupils aged 11 to 19. There are currently 122 pupils on roll. All pupils are of Muslim faith. All pupils board in accommodation that is located on the school premises. Most pupils return home every other weekend. There are no pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities who have an education, health and care plan. There are no pupils who speak English as an additional language. Pupils follow a religious curriculum in the morning and a secular curriculum in the afternoon. The school does not use any alternative provision. The school’s last inspection was an additional inspection in March 2018. The overall outcome was that the school did not meet all of independent school standards checked during the inspection. The school did not meet all of the national minimum standards that were checked during the inspection.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a school that requires improvement Teaching and learning require improvement. The organisation of the curriculum does not build pupils’ knowledge and skills sufficiently well across subjects. Although leaders have made important improvements to the school, self-evaluation is not precise enough. The quality of pupils’ skills in reading and writing lags behind those in mathematics and science. Leaders have not ensured that all the independent school standards and national minimum standards for boarding schools are met in full. Governance is not strong enough. A lack of expertise among governors makes it difficult to hold leaders to account. Extra-curricular opportunities are limited. The school has the following strengths Leaders have improved many aspects of the school in a short time. Much of the accommodation has been upgraded. The planned curriculum in key stages 3 and 4 gives pupils a wide experience of learning, including in science and creative subjects. Relationships between pupils and teachers are strong. Pupils are respectful of others and know how to keep themselves safe. Safeguarding is effective. Records are detailed, and concerns are followed up with outside agencies effectively. Outcomes in mathematics and science are strong. This is because teachers give pupils useful information about how to improve their work. Pupils are articulate and mature. They understand fundamental British values and respect those who have different lifestyles. Compliance with regulatory requirements and national minimum standards for boarding schools The school must take action to meet the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014, the national minimum standards for boarding/residential special schools and associated requirements. The details are listed in the full report.