Iqra Primary School

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About Iqra Primary School

Name Iqra Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs H Saleem
Address 127 Park Hill, Off Clarence Avenue, London, SW4 9PA
Phone Number 02076223630
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Muslim
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 239
Local Authority Lambeth
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Leaders, including governors, have created a highly inclusive school.

Leaders and staff work together with parents and carers to ensure that pupils are very well prepared for life in modern Britain. Leaders' school improvement strategies are highly effective. Leaders monitor the impact of teaching thoroughly.

They take decisive action to ensure that any pupils who fall behind catch up quickly. Leaders and teachers have the highest expectations. Only the best will do.

Leaders have ensured high levels of consistency in the school's work, for example in improving the quality of writing across the curriculum. Outcomes are out...standing. All groups of pupils make substantial and sustained progress across the curriculum.

Attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is high, particularly by the end of key stage 2. The outstanding curriculum ensures that pupils study a range of subjects in a deep and meaningful way. For example, pupils produce high-quality work in all subjects including art, geography, history and science.

All year groups, including the early years, have a range of educational visits during the school year. These help pupils by bringing their learning to life. Teaching is outstanding.

Teachers have excellent subject knowledge. Their questioning skills make sure that pupils have to think carefully about their learning. Teachers encourage pupils to learn more from making mistakes.

Behaviour is outstanding. Pupils take their learning seriously. They work very hard and want to do well.

Pupils take care in presenting their work across all their subjects. Low-level disruption is extremely rare. Leaders are well aware of the risks that could affect pupils in their lives.

Leaders and governors are proactive in educating staff, pupils and parents on these risks, particularly female genital mutilation and radicalisation. The early years is outstanding. Teaching identifies and responds to children's different needs quickly.

Highly stimulating teaching and the inspiring learning environment help children to become curious and imaginative learners. Leaders agree that there is more scope to ensure that the outdoor area helps support children's language development. Leaders have created a culture where pupils have tolerance and respect for different attitudes and beliefs.

Leaders know that they must develop more opportunities for pupils to learn about the full range of the protected characteristics in an age-appropriate way.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Iqra Primary School is an average-sized primary school.

It is a Muslim faith school. A section 48 inspection of the school's religious education took place in June 2016. The school is a member of the Loughborough Federation of Schools.

The school is not receiving any formal support from the federation. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is well above the national average. A significant number of pupils join the school's Nursery and Reception provision unable to speak English.

The overall proportion of pupils at the school who speak English as an additional language is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is in line with the national average. Most pupils who attend the school are from a Black African ethnic origin.

Just under half the pupils on the school roll are girls. There are no pupils currently being educated in any off-site provision. The school currently meets the government floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress by the time they leave school.

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