Olive Secondary Girls


Name Olive Secondary Girls
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 30 October 2018
Address Byron Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 0AD
Phone Number 01274725005
Type Independent
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Islam
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils 66 (100% girls)
Local Authority Bradford
Percentage Free School Meals 0.0%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This inspection was the school’s first standard inspection. The school was registered with the Department for Education in October 2017 and opened soon afterwards. The proprietor made the decision to formally separate Olive Secondary School into Olive Secondary Boys school and Olive Secondary Girls school. The school makes provision for up to 350 girls. Currently, there are 66 girls on roll. The school does not use any alternative providers to educate its pupils. The school has an Islamic ethos.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement The proprietor and the headteacher have not ensured that all the independent school standards have been met. The school’s admissions register was incomplete at the time of the inspection. Missing information included the whereabouts of a small number of pupils after they had left school. Pupils are offered a range of different information and support to help them to choose a future career. However, leaders have not ensured that they are offered an unbiased individual careers interview. In a small number of lessons, staff missed opportunities to deepen pupils’ learning, particularly that of the most able. Current school data shows that pupils make less strong progress in developing skills and knowledge in English language than in English literature and mathematics. Work in pupils’ books also evidenced this slower progress. The school’s plan for further improvement was out of date at the start of the inspection and made reference to the boys’ school as well as the new girls’ school. Middle leaders are at an early stage of development in their roles of managing curriculum areas. Responses received by the inspection team from parents and carers spoken to and from the online questionnaire did not wholly support senior leaders’ work. The school has the following strengths The headteacher and proprietor have a clear understanding of the strengths and areas for improvement within the school. School leaders have put in place an effective system to identify pupils’ starting points. It is used to identify future targets for learning. Leaders have ensured that, overall, the quality of teaching and learning is good and ensures that most pupils make good progress from their starting points. Pupils’ welfare and personal development are a clear focus for all members of staff. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school must take action to meet the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and associated requirements. The details are listed in the full report.