Preston Muslim Girls High School

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About Preston Muslim Girls High School

Name Preston Muslim Girls High School
Ofsted Inspections
Mr Rehan Patel
Address Deepdale Mill Street, Preston, PR1 5BY
Phone Number 01772651906
Phase Secondary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 11-16
Religious Character Muslim
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils 562 (100% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.6
Local Authority Lancashire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Governors and leaders are relentless in pursuing the very best for the pupils.

The ethos of the school promotes strong, productive relationships between all stakeholders. Leaders at all levels know the school well, use detailed analysis and adopt a self-critical approach to reflection in order to bring about improvement. Governors have ensured that the school has the funding to take on additional buildings and refurbish existing ones in order to give the pupils the best opportunities to succeed.

All pupils achieve exceptionally well from their starting points. The curriculum and extra-curricular activities make a profound differen...ce to the experiences of the pupils. The drive of the headteacher to broaden the provision of pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness of life in modern Britain has resulted in the pupils' love of learning.

The structures for tracking pupils' progress are highly refined and allow prompt and effective intervention when individuals fall behind. This helps to ensure that all achieve well. Attendance is above average because of the positive actions of the pastoral team.

Pupils are very safe at this school as a result of robust policies and procedures. There are very high expectations of all pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, the most able disadvantaged and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Consequently, all pupils make rapid progress well above most national rates of progress.

Outstanding teaching is highly attuned to assessing the needs of pupils and advising them on how to make further progress. Teachers who are new to the school are given substantial support to reach the school's high expectations through high-quality professional development. The impact of leaders' actions on less successful areas of the curriculum is demonstrated in the rapid improvements made in pupils' progress in mathematics.

Pupils' oral skills enable them to use discussions to great effect in consolidating their learning. However, their spelling is sometimes inaccurate and is not always corrected by all staff. The pupils are very well prepared for the next steps in education.

All move on to appropriate education, employment or training when they leave the school. The conduct of the pupils is exemplary. They are mature, courteous, polite, warm and open.

They are generous with their time and have raised substantial amounts of money for charity.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is much smaller than average.

The school exceeds all floor standards. Since the last inspection report, the school has registered as an 11–19 school but currently only educates pupils in the 11–16 age range. Few pupils are disadvantaged.

Almost all pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds. The school is supported by the Preston Teaching School Alliance. Pupils work with others from Brownedge St Mary's Catholic High School.