|Name||Eden Girls’ School, Slough|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||02 May 2018|
|Address||183-187 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4AA|
|Number of Pupils||394 (100% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.0|
|Academy Sponsor||Star Academies|
|Percentage Free School Meals||9.6%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||74.9%|
Information about this school
The school opened as a new free school in September 2015. It is sponsored by the Tauheedul Education Trust (TET) and has a local governing body. The school has an Islamic ethos and welcomes girls of all faiths and none. The school is smaller than average and presently has pupils in Year 7 to Year 10. A sixth form is due to open in 2019. There is no published performance information for the school because no pupils have completed key stage 4. No pupils attend an alternative provision. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium funding is well above the national average. Most pupils speak English as an additional language.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school School leaders, governors and members of the Tauheedul Education Trust (TET) have a clear and uncompromising vision for the school that promotes academic excellence, character development and service to the community. The inspirational principal has established a highly aspirational culture, which develops the potential of all members of the school community. Staff are fully supportive of his vision. Other senior leaders are also highly effective. Middle leaders are committed to driving further improvement and are developing strongly. Teachers show secure subject knowledge and most teaching is of a very high standard. There are a few inconsistencies, associated with a growing school. Overall, teaching challenges pupils to think deeply and provides support where needed to promote learning well. Well-planned training helps staff to further develop their teaching and leadership skills. Staff morale is very high. Pupils throughout the school make rapid progress across the curriculum from their starting points. This includes disadvantaged pupils. Pupils’ impeccable conduct and thirst for learning contribute to their excellent outcomes. Pupils are determined to achieve highly and work together very well. Pupils love coming to school. They are completely engaged in their learning and demonstrate exemplary behaviour in and out of lessons. They take great pride in their school. Pupils flourish and thrive because they are extremely well looked after in an inclusive faith ethos, which values respect for all. Safeguarding is a real strength of the school. Vulnerable pupils benefit from timely and effective support when required. Leaders and governors are involved in local community projects to keep pupils safe. The curriculum is well structured with an emphasis on the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) subjects. Although some creative subjects are currently only offered at key stage 3, the taught curriculum is enriched by an exceptionally wide range of extra-curricular activities. There are very many opportunities for pupils to gain leadership skills. Leaders ensure that pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is extremely well promoted. Fundamental British values are embedded into the life of the school. The astute and ambitious governors bring a range of expertise and have an accurate understanding of the school’s effectiveness TET provides extremely effective support and rigorous quality assurance to ensure high standards in all aspects of the school’s work.