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|Name||Harrow Independent College|
|Mr Kandiah Kandeepan|
|Address||308-310 East Cote Lane, Harrow, HA2 9AH|
|Type||Other independent school|
|Number of Pupils||22 (68.2% boys 31.8% girls)|
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school The headteacher, who is also the proprietor, and the chair of governors work effectively to ensure that all independent school standards are met. Governors provide appropriate support and challenge to senior leaders to ensure that the school continues to improve. The quality of teaching is typically good. Teachers use their strong subject knowledge well to help students make good progress. Students are prepared well for the next stage of their education. Consequently, all students proceed to further education and university. The curriculum meets the needs of students and the expectations of parents. The curriculum enables pupils to achieve well, gain an appreciation of British values and prepares them effectively for life in modern Britain. Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are well promoted. Students are respectful and their personal development and behaviour are good. They have strong attitudes to their learning. Students said that they enjoy their learning and always feel safe. This is reflected in their above-average attendance. Students who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are supported well and make good progress. On occasions, some students are not provided with more challenging tasks sooner to enable them to make better progress. This, in particular, slows the progress of the most able students. Students have insufficient access to information and communication technology (ICT) to support their learning further. Not all teachers provide written feedback to students in line with the school’s policy. There are too few opportunities for teachers to improve their classroom practice through professional development. This limits the improvements in the quality of teaching. The school improvement plan lacks clarity on the strengths and weaknesses of the school to ensure continuous improvement. Sometimes, leaders do not place enough emphasis on the progress of students when checking the quality of teaching and learning. 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.
Information about this school
Harrow Independent College is registered as an independent day school for pupils aged 14 to 16 in the London Borough of Harrow. However, the school currently has 12 students between the ages of 17 to 19. This includes two students with an education, health and care plan. There are no pupils of compulsory school age. There are no students who are disadvantaged or students who speak English as an additional language. Harrow Independent College specialises in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects at A level. The school also provides Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) qualifications at Higher National Certificate (HNC) in computing and BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in data analytics and intelligent systems. However, currently there are no students taking these courses. Currently, students follow the A-level courses in physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, economics and computer science. A few students study for GCSE English and mathematics. The school had initially operated as an independent college for students aged 16 to 19 since 2016. The premises were used for tuition during weekends since 2010. The school has never operated for pupils of compulsory school age. The school received its pre-registration inspection in May 2018 when it was judged that the school was likely to meet all the independent school standards when it opens. The school’s current information on ‘Get information about the school’ (GIAS) does not reflect the current age range at school and that the school has two students with an EHC plan. Leaders are aware of this and have informed the Department for Education (DfE) accordingly. The school does not have a religious ethos. The school does not provide any off-site provision or use alternative providers.
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