Jamea Al Kauthar

Secondary
Post 16

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Ashton Road
Lancaster
LA1 5AJ
01524 389898
Bust
Pupils
373
Cake
Ages
11 - 20
Gender
Gender
Girls
Building
Type
Other Independent
Mr ofsted
View Report
NATIONAL AVG. 1.96
Independent inspection report
(2/6/15)
72%
NATIONAL AVG. 53%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
76%
NATIONAL AVG. 59%
GCSE grade C or better in
English and maths
Absence
52.8
Attainment 8 score
Results in 8 core subjects
NATIONAL AVERAGE 48.5
Absence
DATA
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Secondary Data 2016
Information for parents
Absence
23.9
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 32.1
D
+
Average A level result
NATIONAL AVERAGE C+
Value added
-0.15
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
NATIONAL AVERAGE 0.0

School Description

Jamea Al Kauthar is a Muslim boarding school for girls. It provides both an Islamic and a secular education. The school is registered for students from 11 to 20 years old and there are currently 358 students on roll, all of whom board. The school occupies the site of the former Royal Albert Hospital buildings. It comprises: the main building which houses the boarding facilities; a single storey school building, where students receive their secular education; a two-storey Madrasah building, where most of the Islamic curriculum is taught; and a building which houses separate information and communications technology (ICT) and science facilities. The school aims to: ‘Facilitate students’ acquisition of knowledge, skills and qualities which helps them to develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically and morally, so that they become independent, responsible, useful, thinking, confident and considerate members of the community.’ The school is owned by the Albadr Islamic Trust. The proprietor is also the Principal at the school. The school operates an admission policy of selection by ability based on end of Key Stage 2 test results and internal examinations in English, mathematics and science. All students attend Islamic courses each morning and students in Key Stage 3 and 4 follow secular courses in the afternoon. The school operates a compulsory homework session each evening. The school has appointed a new sixth form leader since the last inspection. This was formerly run by Preston Sixth Form College but the school now oversees its own A-level provision. The students are exclusively taught and looked after by female staff. Most of the boarding staff are also teachers at the school and they reside in the boarding houses with the students. Most of the auxiliary staff, including security personnel, are male. Many of the teachers are former students of the school. Most of these are undertaking Open University qualifications as a transition route to higher education. The school’s most recent full inspection of education and boarding took place in April 2013. This judged the school to be inadequate with a number of welfare, health and safety concerns. Following this, there have been several unannounced monitoring visits to the school. The final unannounced welfare visit was conducted in February 2015. At that time, three national minimum standards were not met.

Parent reviews

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“Best school for girls”
AUTHOR:
I am delighted that my daughter attended this wonderful school. I high recommend this secondary school for girls to all parents, it has developed my daughter beautifully and I feel that it has given her the foundation for the best start of her life.
“A place you call home”
AUTHOR:
Jamea Al Kauthar is a wonderful school. Gives wonderful education, social skills, morals and values. Jamea Al Kauthar is a place where my daughter feels at home and does not hesitate in returning there each time. Jameas staff are efficient in attending to the students needs and always put the students needs before everything else. We would like to say a very big thank you to all those who work tirelessly behind the scenes in order to provide the very best for the girls. Thank you so much.
“New comer”
AUTHOR:
With the name of Allah, we are looking forward to our daughter starting within the next 2 weeks. Please keeping writing these reviews as it really helps parents like myself to send my child 500 miles from home to school. I'm hoping that in the future I can give it a 5 star rating.
“Best Islamic School for Girls”
AUTHOR:
We would like to say THANK YOU! It was amazing to experience the development of both our kids at Jamea Al Kauthar. The school did a great job. Despite the fact that they learned a lot, they got self-confidence, they enjoyed themselves and they developed their english-speaking very well. They love to do sport/performances and music, they respect themselves AND others, they behave very well, they learned about Islamic cultures... Too much to write down! A really big thanks again and we wish all the luck you deserve. THANKS.
“Great Muslim Girls School”
AUTHOR:
Our Children have been very lucky to go to Jamea Al Kauthar. It has given them an excellent start to their education and a very positive attitude to school. They have been very happy there and it shows in their results.
“Excellent Islamic Girls School”
AUTHOR:
Wonderful school and wonderful teachers! Such a loving caring place. The teachers have all been here for ten plus years and their love for our children is so evident in everything they do! I highly recommend Jamea Al Kauthar – you will not be disappointed!
“Highly Recommend School”
AUTHOR:
We are charmed and exceptionally appreciative for the time and love my child has received from Jamea Al Kauthar, she has keep running into school everyday, this is an a good representative for the teaching she gets from this school.
“Best Islamic Secondary Schools for Girls”
AUTHOR:
I am very pleased with every aspect of the school and the opportunities it provides. Excellent school with excellent teachers / teaching. Highly recommend School. My child has had a great encouragement and teaching all the way from Jamea Al Kauthar.
“Best school for Girls”
AUTHOR:
We sincerely thank you and acknowledge with a deep sense of appreciation your concern and dedication in providing a quality education and atmosphere for everybody in Jamea Al Kauthar. You touch the future through the hearts of children.
“Great Experience with Jamea Al Kauthar”
AUTHOR:
This is our 3rd year with my daughter at this school. Great teachers working really hard. Everyone seems very involved. They offer really good education programmes. I highly recommend this Secondary School for Girls – you will not be disappointed!
“Best Islamic Girls School”
AUTHOR:
We are delighted and very grateful for the knowledge, time and love my child had received from this school. I would like to thank you Jamea Al Kauthar. Highly recommended school!
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