We are extremely proud that our school was recognised for the exceptional establishment that it is. Receiving an Outstanding in all categories confirms to us that our students and staff are passionate about what they do and enjoy themselves immensely. A happy school is an outstanding school!
Here are excerpts from our report. You can download the full report from this page.
“The achievement of all students is very high compared with national averages, by the time they leave school. This is across all subjects and for students of all abilities. Students with special educational needs achieve in line with other students.”
“Lively, expert teaching and the range of extra-curricular opportunities have a strong impact on students’ achievement to ensure that their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are highly developed. The quality of written work in all year groups is exceptional.”
“The school has very high aspirations for the students. Their achievement at GCSE, and their excellent communication and mathematical skills, ensure that they are very well prepared for the next stage of their education. The careers information programme through tutor periods, visits to universities and speakers from a range of professions complement the school curriculum so that all girls can secure places in school sixth forms or colleges of their choice.”
“Teachers have very high expectations and excellent subject knowledge. They plan interesting lessons which challenge and engage students of all groups and abilities so that they make rapid progress.”
“Teachers plan interesting and stimulating activities so that students can learn well. For example, they use a range of resources to engage and motivate students. In a Year 9 history lesson, students listened to a sound track of the bombing of London during the blitz with their eyes shut so that they could empathise with the experience. This totally captured their imagination and challenged them to extend their understanding of historical sources related to the Second World War.”
“Staff are very well qualified, and have high expectations for themselves and their students. They are committed to high-quality teaching and achievement, and act as role models for the students. Staff who responded to the survey are unanimously proud to work at the school.”
“Student leadership is very well developed, and prefects and school council members are all elected by students themselves. The school participates in Brent Youth Parliament. The house system provides further opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through a range of competitions and cultural events. They raise a considerable amount of money for charity each year.”
“Provision for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. The school develops students’ understanding of Islam extremely well. The school ensures that students are well equipped for, and can contribute to, life in modern Britain”
"Inspectors were struck by the eloquence of students speaking and in their contribution to discussion in lessons"
“Students’ behaviour is excellent around the school. Students show courtesy and good manners, and are welcoming and respectful to visitors, staff and each other. They take care of their learning environment and are very appreciative of the quality of their facilities.”
“The range of subjects offered by the school is a real strength. It is constantly evolving with new subjects every year to provide the very best academic opportunities for the students”
“Students learn very well in religious studies and Qur’anic studies. They deepen their understanding of Islam through learning the Qur’an and finding out about other world religions.”