Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School

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About Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School

Name Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School
Website http://www.tibhs.com
Ofsted Inspections
Principal & Chief Executive Mr Majid Ditta
Address Sumner Street, Blackburn, BB2 2LD
Phone Number 01254918670
Phase Academy
Type Free schools
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Muslim
Gender Boys
Number of Pupils 632 (100% boys)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.9
Academy Sponsor Star Academies
Local Authority Blackburn with Darwen
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Students achieve outstandingly well. The proportion of students making better progress than expected from their individual starting points is exceptionally high.

All groups of students, including those known to be eligible for the pupil premium support, those who speak English as an additional language, disabled students and those with special educational needs, make outstanding progress. Students achieve outstandingly well because : teaching is consistently good with much that is outstanding. Teachers expect the students to work hard and give of their very best.

They are rarely, if ever, disappointed with the response. The schoo...l is exceptionally successful in developing students' speaking and communication skills. Although the vast majority of activities that are set for students in lessons stretch them fully, occasionally the level of challenge could be higher.

While most marking and comments on students' written work are of high quality, some feedback does not give clear enough advice about what students need to do to improve their work. Students say that they feel exceptionally safe in school. Behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary.

Attendance levels are exceptionally high. Leaders and managers at all levels, including the local governing body and the Trust, provide the school with an exceptionally sharp view of where the school is heading and how to get there. Leaders' systems to check on students' progress are meticulous and they are highly effective in improving the quality of teaching.

Parents are exceptionally supportive. A wide range of activities ensures that students' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is of the highest quality. The school prepares students exceptionally well for future success and life in a multicultural society.

Information about this school

This free school opened in September 2012 as part of the Tauheedul Free Schools Trust. It has not been previously inspected. The school is smaller than the average-sized secondary school but a rapidly expanding 11–18 academy.

Currently it has 254 students in Years 7, 8 and 9. The school is housed temporarily in a former junior school building. Nearly all students are of Asian heritage, mainly Indian or Pakistani.

The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is well above average. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium support is average. The pupil premium provides additional funding for students who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and children looked after by the local authority.

The proportion of students supported through school action is below average. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. There are no public examination results by which to measure the school's performance against the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for students' attainment and progress.

The school does not make use of alternative provision. The leadership and management of the school are shared between a Chief Executive and an Executive Principal. The school has a local governing body.

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