77 Evington Valley
This school is significantly smaller than most secondary schools. The school has been in its present form since October 2012 when the mixed Madani High School was split into separate girls’ and boys’ schools. This was to make sure the school’s admissions policy complied with equal opportunities legislation. The reorganisation and staff structure were only approved in June 2013. As a result, one third of the current teachers in the boys’ school are temporary. The school caters mainly for students of Islamic faith and is able to cater for other students from other faiths. The girls’ and boys’ schools occupy separate wings of the same building, which has a shared reception area and other shared facilities, such as the mosque and library. The girls’ and boys’ schools are governed by a ‘federation’ with a single governing body. The executive headteacher was appointed in March 2013. The overwhelming majority of students are from minority ethnic backgrounds, particularly from Indian, Somalian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi heritage. A large proportion of students speak English as an additional language. The proportion of students supported by pupil premium funding is average. In this school, it is for students who are known to be eligible for free school meals or in local authority care. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported by school action is below average, as is the proportion supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. A very small number of students are educated off-site at Leicester College. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress at the end of Year 11.