Al-Ikhlaas Primary School – an independent Muslim school on Norfolk Street, Nelson – has recently been rated “outstanding” across all areas.
It is the only primary school which comprises early years, infants and juniors to achieve “outstanding” in Nelson and Burnley. Staff, pupils, parents and governors were delighted with the outcome after a four-day inspection.
In their report, inspectors from Bridge Schools Inspectorate – approved by the Secretary of State of Education – praised many aspects of the school.
The report said:
l The quality of education provided is outstanding because the curriculum, both Islamic and secular, is imaginatively and methodically planned across all key stages.
l The quality of the pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding.
l The school is managed effectively.
l The school is very well organised day-to-day
l All the regulations for independent schools are met
l The school has attained above the levels expected nationally in mathematics, reading and writing at Level 4 and is exceeding the national higher level 5.
l The exceptional personal development and excellent progress mean pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education
The school’s first Ofsted inspection took place in 2011, and rated Al-Ikhlaas “good”.
Chair of governors Mr I. Ashraf said: “I would like to thank and congratulate all the staff, parents, pupils and fellow governors for all the hard work, commitment and dedication that has led Al-Ikhlaas to become an outstanding school in such a short time.”