Al Huda Girls’ School

Name Al Huda Girls’ School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address 74-76 Washwood Heath Road, Saltley, Birmingham, B8 1RD
Phone Number 07761682193
Type Independent
Age Range 11-17
Religious Character None
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils 49 (100% girls)
Local Authority Birmingham
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No

Information about this school

The school is an independent day school. The religious ethos declared by the school during the process of registering as an independent school is Muslim. There is a new acting headteacher in post and a new acting deputy headteacher in post. This is due to the absence of the substantive headteacher since February 2017. The school is not part of a multi-academy trust. The school does not use any specially resourced provision for disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs. The school does not use any alternative providers. The school does not have any off-site units. There were no qualifying complaints relating to this school since the last inspection. In February 2015, the school had a standard inspection and was found to require improvement. In November 2015, the school had an unannounced progress monitoring visit, and all standards were found to be met.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Independent School Standards. Outcomes for pupils are good. In 2015 and 2016 most pupils got good grades in English, mathematics and in a range of other GCSE subjects. Pupils are also doing well in their subjects in key stage 3. Pupils come from areas with high levels of deprivation. Leaders are overcoming barriers to learning with modest resources. Leaders train teachers well. Leaders have a moral commitment to the academic, personal and spiritual development of pupils of all ages and abilities. Pupils are aware of their rights and responsibilities as citizens in British democratic society. Leaders use assessment information well. They make sure that they have detailed knowledge of pupils’ ability, and they use this well for middle- and lower-ability pupils. Teachers plan learning that is imaginative and builds securely on pupils’ prior attainment. Leaders monitor the school well. Leaders help teachers plan lessons thoroughly and help pupils make good use of teachers’ feedback. Pupils behave well in lessons, at breaktimes and when moving around the school. Pupils are courteous, well mannered and welcoming. Leaders make sure that pupils get high-quality independent careers advice and guidance. As a result, pupils are inspired to do well. They want to learn because they believe it will help their later careers. The school works well with other agencies and schools. For example, leaders use Birmingham children’s services attendance team and safeguarding colleagues and, where necessary, the police to improve their pupils’ attendance and welfare. Despite this, weak attendance of some pupils holds back their progress 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.