|Name||Olive Secondary Girls|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Requires improvement|
|Inspection Date||30 October 2018|
|Address||Byron Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 0AD|
|Number of Pupils||66 (100% girls)|
|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 The school’s plan for further improvement was out of date at the start of the inspection and made reference to the boys’ school as well as the new girls’ school.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.