I am delighted to inform you that the full Ofsted Report from our 3-day inspection that was conducted from the 1st to the 4th of November is now available to view and is attached to this email. The Ofsted Report will be uploaded on our school website and will be published on the Ofsted site within the next 10 working days. 

We are delighted to confirm that the school has been graded



The school’s grading is ‘Good’, a benchmark that is high under the current Ofsted framework. We are very pleased that the hard work undertaken by all in the school community has been recognised, including the system in place, the reflective and driven nature of staff/governors, the commitment of the pupils and the rate at which the school makes progress beyond that seen nationally.

The report itself is very detailed and highlights the many elements of good provision at Al Islah Girls High School as well as the next steps needed to take the school forward. What is very satisfying is that all the areas listed were within the development plan prior to the inspection and some were already in action stages.

I do hope that parents and carers take the time to read the inspection report in full as it represents a school that is a strong ‘good’ and also one that aims to improve further and with the children at the heart of its work.


Grading Explained: A grade is based on the Ofsted framework, where an assessment is made to establish whether criteria are met. These grades are then used to decide the overall school grade which is referred to as ‘Overall effectiveness’. Al Islah was rated ‘Good’ in its overall effectiveness.

Overall school grading: Good

  • Leadership and Management: Good
  • Quality of education: Good
  • Personal Development: Good
  • Behaviour and Attitudes: Good

To summarise:

This is a very good report and it is pleasing that the school is securely graded as ‘Good’. The Ofsted inspection was thorough, led diligently and was professionally undertaken. The school was open and transparent around all aspects of school life and had much evidence to support the process. The outcomes match the criteria for a ‘Good School’, and everyone should be proud of its achievement.

I am particularly pleased that Ofsted recognised the journey of improvements made at the school over the last three years and I would like to thank all the parents who have supported the school during this time. We will of course address, as we already are, any areas for improvement.  

May I take this opportunity to say Jazakallah to all those who were involved in the inspection itself, especially the staff, governors, trustees, parents and children who continue to uphold an affirmative approach to school life. The school wouldn’t be where it is today without the enthusiasm and dedication of the students and this is clearly reflected in the current Ofsted report. During the inspection the girls were very active and showcased the school motto of ‘Respect, Educate and Achieve’ in a positive light.

If you would like a paper copy of the report, please contact the school office.

Kind Regards

Mr Hasan Desai

Chair of Governing Body

Al Islah Girls High School