Andalusia Academy is an independent day school of Islamic ethos. The school is located in a Victorian building in the centre of Bristol. The school opened in 2005 for boys and girls aged from four to 11 years and for girls aged from 11 to 16 years. It seeks to provide an Islamic environment with a view to helping children of that faith achieve better results. It also welcomes children of any faith to enrol The school presently has 275 pupils on roll, including 181 pupils in the primary department. There are no pupils with a statement of special educational needs. Pupils are mainly from Somali and Pakistani heritages. A small number of pupils come from other ethnic groups. Pupils travel from Bristol and surrounding areas. The school aims to create a centre of excellence where children are nurtured both spiritually and intellectually and go forward to become proud, aspiring and confident Muslims who are respectful and tolerant of others. The school uses additional provision and pupils engage in physical education at a local sports centre. The school had its last inspection in May 2010. Since the last inspection the number of pupils has increased. The school has not applied for a material change but as part of the inspection a check was made on the school’s capacity to accommodate these increased numbers. It was agreed that the school’s present facilities and arrangements are sufficient for up to 289 pupils.
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