|Name||Jamiatul-Ilm Wal-Huda UK School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||07 February 2017|
|Address||30 Moss Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5JT|
|Number of Pupils||465 (100% boys)|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
Information about this school
This school provides day and boarding places to male, Muslim students, providing them with both Islamic and secular education. One of the purpose-built school buildings also provides boarding accommodation for students aged under 18 years. As well as classrooms and the boarding provision, the school has its own mosque. There are no pupils who have special educational needs and/or a disability. No pupil has an education, health and care plan or a statement of special educational needs. Pupils are of mainly Asian heritage. All pupils speak English as their first language. The school does not make use of any alternative, off-site educational provision. The school’s provision continues post-18 to provide degree-level courses of Islamic studies. The school’s senior leadership team has been extended and arrangements for governance formalised since the previous education inspection. The school’s most recent education inspection was conducted by the Bridge Schools Inspectorate in December 2012. That inspection judged that the school was providing a good quality of education.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school Leaders ensure that the school is an extremely positive environment for learning. Pupils, staff and governors are highly committed to the school. Those involved in the school recognise its success, with confidence and humility. The principal is a clear figurehead within the closely knit senior leadership team. Individual roles and responsibilities are clear; senior leaders are strongly supportive of each other. Leaders and other staff are dedicated in their determination to provide the best possible education for pupils. Their expectations of themselves and pupils are very high. The school has a welcoming and open culture. Leaders seek out opportunities to deepen pupils’ understanding of, and contribution to, the wider community. The development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness is a very strong feature of the school. Teaching and learning are highly effective. No time for learning is wasted. Pupils make rapid progress in their Islamic studies and in their secular education. This leads to very high levels of attainment. Pupils’ politeness and courtesy are impeccable. Pupils are highly aware of others and their needs. They typically behave very well indeed without the need for guidance from staff. Pupils report that there is no bullying. Pupils work very hard and enjoy their learning. Their attendance is very high. Staff and senior students are excellent role models for pupils. Parents are very positive about the quality of education the school offers. Sixth-form provision is highly effective. Governance has improved since the most recent education inspection. Governors understand the school very well. This enables them to provide strong support and effective challenge to leaders. The work of trustees strengthens accountability. A few documents lack precision in reflecting and recording leaders’ work. Leaders have ensured that the independent school standards are met. They are systematic in checking that this is the case. 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.