Madani Primary School

Name Madani Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 14 May 2019
Address Merefield House, Nutfield Place, Buckland, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 4JZ
Phone Number 02392830764
Type Independent
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Portsmouth
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Madani Primary School is an independent Islamic day school. It is registered for up to 45 pupils, aged five to 11. The school aims to ‘create an independent faith school which will deliver high-quality education of the national curriculum and Islam’. Pupils are taught in three classes of Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4, and Years 5 and 6. The school does not currently provide education for children in the early years. The school admits pupils from any faith. There is a very small number of pupils with SEND. The school does not use any alternative provision. This is the third standard inspection since the school was opened in 2014. The previous inspection took place in July 2017, when the school was found to require improvement.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The effective headteacher, supported well by equally dedicated staff, has ensured that the independent school standards are met fully. School leaders are very proactive in promoting cohesion with the wider community. In particular, school leaders work well to reduce the risk of radicalisation and extremism, in its many forms, in line with the government’s ‘Prevent’ duty. Pupils are looked after very well. Leaders promote a strong Islamic ethos with emphasis on respect, tolerance and kindness. Since the last inspection, staff have worked together to improve the curriculum to make it more interesting. Pupils follow a broad curriculum with a balance of Islamic studies and national curriculum subjects. The curriculum is supplemented by a variety of clubs, visiting speakers and trips. The school has a family atmosphere and pupils thrive, behave impeccably and feel safe. Leaders have strengthened the quality of teaching considerably since the last inspection. Teachers know their pupils well and plan precisely to meet their needs. Most pupils make strong progress across the curriculum, especially in mathematics. However, some pupils have to make up for a legacy of weak teaching in the past. The most able pupils are not yet writing routinely with a depth of expression that hooks in readers. Pupils’ moral, spiritual, social and cultural development is promoted exceptionally well. Pupils enjoy coming to school. They rarely miss a day. Attendance is above average for primary schools. Leaders have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and areas to improve. However, leaders have not ensured that there are up-to-date improvement plans in place that show exactly how they will measure success. Consequently, governors are not able to monitor the impact of leaders’ improvement plans sharply enough. 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.