|Name||Crystal Gardens Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||05 March 2019|
|Address||38 - 40 Greaves Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 7PE|
|Number of Pupils||139 (49% boys 51% girls)|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||3%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||No|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Crystal Gardens Primary School opened in 2005. It is registered by the Department for Education as an independent school for up to 140 boys and girls aged between 4 and 11 years. The school has a Muslim religious character. The school was established to enable Muslim children to fulfil their obligation towards their Creator, parents and the society they live in, making them good law-abiding citizens, who will become positive role models and actively contribute to the wider community. Pupils come from the immediate locality and more widely across the city of Bradford. A higher than average proportion of pupils come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Currently, there are no pupils with special educational needs. The school provides a madrasa class which runs from 2.30 to 4.00pm each day. Parents can enrol their children into the class. The school was last inspected in March 2016.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The proprietors’ vision is being realised. Their aims of creating a school in which pupils become positive role models and actively contribute to the wider community are being achieved. The proprietors and headteacher ensure that all the independent school standards are met. The standard of teaching, learning and assessment in the school is outstanding. Excellent guidance from senior leaders has helped teachers to refine their practice. Teachers ensure that their pupils achieve their potential. Pupils take great pride in their work. Standards of presentation, spelling, punctuation and grammar are high. Leaders have ensured that outcomes for pupils are outstanding. Pupils make strong, sustained progress right across the school. By the end of key stage 2, standards of attainment in national curriculum tests are well above average. Pupils learn about and appreciate their community. They learn about their own and other faiths, developing respectful and tolerant views of different groups in society. In most subjects the depth of pupils’ learning is impressive, although topics in history and geography are sometimes covered more superficially. The personal development of pupils is outstanding. They are happy, confident and self-assured learners who are eager to take part in lessons and share their opinions. The standard of education in the early years is outstanding. Strong leadership has ensured that the team of adults are skilled and knowledgeable. Children make an excellent start. However, broader assessment of children when they enter the school would give the staff a more holistic picture of their needs. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Pupils conduct themselves impeccably. They are polite, friendly and supportive of one another. As a result, pupils say that there is no bullying in the school. Leaders are keen to promote pupils’ understanding of equality. They have ensured that curriculum themes skilfully promote all aspects of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. 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.