Olive High Ltd

Name Olive High Ltd
Website www.olivehigh.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 01 May 2018
Address 63a Colne Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 1LJ
Phone Number 01282835493
Type Independent
Age Range 11-16
Religious Character None
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Olive High Ltd is an independent school for girls aged 11 to 16 years old, situated in the Duke Bar area of Burnley. It opened to pupils in September 2017. Currently, there are 18 girls in Year 7. The school operates from a building which has been recently renovated. A separate nursery school shares the building. The school has an Islamic faith ethos. Its curriculum is secular. This is the school’s first inspection since opening. The school does not use alternative providers. No pupil who has special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities currently attends the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The proprietor’s vision of providing an outstanding education and inspiring pupils to leave this school with the highest of hopes and ambitions is embraced by all governors, staff and parents and carers. Governors and leaders have rapidly transformed an empty building into a thriving school where pupils are happy, safe and keen to learn. They have been rigorous in ensuring that the school meets the independent school standards. Pupils’ personal development is at the heart of their education. Already, the promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural and social development is excellent. Pupils’ excellent attitudes to learning and personal development ensure that their behaviour is outstanding. Pupils feel safe and well looked after. Leaders have created a genuinely caring culture, leading to excellent provision for pupils’ welfare and safeguarding. Leaders have ensured that the curriculum is broad, balanced and engaging. The additional experiences and opportunities pupils have are extensive, varied and rich. Leaders have instilled high expectations in pupils to achieve well, and in teachers to teach well. Good teaching and pupils’ excellent attitudes ensure that pupils make at least good progress. Teachers are developing the skills they require to evaluate accurately the progress made by their pupils. Leaders have rapidly developed a wide range of systems to support school evaluation, planning and the tracking of pupils’ progress. Currently, their evaluations lack rigour because they do not focus sufficiently on the effect of the school’s work on pupils’ outcomes. Similarly, their evaluations of how well pupils are progressing do not yet take sufficient account of the rates of progress that pupils make nationally. 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.