King Fahad Academy
General Director: Dr Othman Alzamil
School holidays for King Fahad Academy via Ealing council
620 pupils capacity: 89% full
280 boys 51%
275 girls 50%
Last updated: June 18, 2014
— Other Independent School
- Religious character
- Establishment type
- Other Independent School
- Establishment #
- Open date
- Dec. 19, 1985
- OSGB coordinates
- Easting: 521464, Northing: 180656
- GPS coordinates
- Latitude: 51.512, Longitude: -0.25105
- Accepting pupils
- 3—18 years old
- Census date
- Jan. 16, 2014
- Region › Const. › Ward
- London › Ealing Central and Acton › East Acton
- Urban > 10k - less sparse
- Admissions policy
- Sixth form
- Has a sixth form
- Learning provider ref #
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Ofsted report transcript
Emergency inspection school report
King Fahad Academy
Bromyard Avenue, Acton, London, W3 7HD
|Inspection dates||23 April 2015|
|Overall outcome||Independent school standards met|
Reason for the inspection
- The inspection was undertaken at the request of the registration authority for
independent schools, following information received. The main aims of the inspection
were to examine how well the school provides for the health, welfare and safety of
pupils. In addition, the inspection aimed to examine the quality of teaching and the
curriculum, including how well the school provides for the spiritual, moral, social and
cultural development of pupils. These are Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Independent Schools
- Teachers’ good subject knowledge helps most pupils to make good progress. However,
in a small number of cases, there is variability in the quality of pupils’ work. A small
number of students say that some teachers do not expect enough of them. This means
that more needs to be done to improve how some teachers plan learning, if teaching is
to be judged good. However, students are interested in their learning and most say that
teachers help them learn well. Teachers make good use of a wide range of good quality
resources. This engages students and helps them develop their knowledge and
- Learning in the early years and Key Stage 1 provides a sound basis for children to
develop self-knowledge, for example by learning about their own families. They learn
that people come from different countries and have different backgrounds. Collaborative
learning and social activities help them develop self-esteem, and respect for and
curiosity about others.
- The school has a framework for assessing pupils’ work. This tracks pupils’ progress.
Leaders use this to arrange additional support and intervention where pupils are
underachieving. The school reviews pupils’ achievement at each stage of the
International Baccalaureate qualification.
- The school’s curriculum policy, based on the International Baccalaureate, is supported
by detailed schemes of work and medium-term plans. These take into account the
learning needs of pupils, including those with identified special educational needs.
- The curriculum in the Early Years and Foundation Stage, throughout key stages 2 to 4
and in the sixth form fully supports and promotes fundamental British values. The
school celebrates the multi-national nature of the school. This reduces the risk of racism
and intolerance of others. Pupils learn about other religions as well as their own. The
development of personal skills and projects such as presentations about fundamental
British values preclude the promotion of partisan political views. Speakers and visitors to
the school, such as senior police officers and politicians, demonstrate how the school
promotes a respect for the law in England and its institutions.
- Older students receive careers guidance as they begin the International Baccalaureate
programme and know about the options open to them on completion. Male and female
students are equally ambitious to study at university.
- During learning walks, pupils demonstrated positive behaviour in all classrooms. Both
boys and girls show that they can work well individually, in groups and as a whole class.
Some older students told the inspector that sometimes some pupils can distract them
from their work. However, this type of behaviour was not seen by the inspector. The
school makes clear its expectations of behaviour in its policy. When serious
misbehaviour occurs, the school records it in detail and also the actions taken.
- Pupils understand about different sorts of bullying. Students speak highly of the support
of some staff in resolving issues. However, some older pupils say that there are a few
staff who are not effective in helping to solve problems quickly. Nevertheless, they know
who to speak with to get swift action.
- The school teaches students about democracy, poverty and charity, and character and
respect. Assemblies, alongside the academic and study skills curriculum, prepare
students well for life in modern Britain. Students have opportunities to listen to external
speakers, such as members of the police force.
- The written policy for safeguarding and child protection is readily available on the
school’s website and to visitors to the school. Safeguarding leads have completed up-to-
date training. The school keeps a single central register of staff checks which meets
- The school’s health and safety policy makes clear staff responsibilities. The school
records of fire safety and other equipment checks and complies with the regulatory
Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The school nurse logs all accidents. The school site is
clean and tidy. It is well maintained.
- Risk assessments for visits show that members of staff recognise risks to pupils. Heads
of school check these and the Director signs them off. This contributes to students’
- The school maintains an admissions and attendance register. The school is careful to
ensure that they gather all relevant information from the outset, as a number of pupils
arrive or leave the school during the school year.
- The school has a written first-aid policy. The qualified school nurse has responsibility for
first aid. First aiders are trained and there is permanent access to first-aid kits.
Compliance with regulatory requirements
The school meets all of the regulations in Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Independent Schools
Standards that were looked at by the inspector.
|Chris Campbell, Lead inspector||Her Majesty’s Inspector|
Information about this school
- King Fahad Academy provides full-time education for boys and girls aged from three to
19 years. It is a day school of religious character. The majority of pupils come from the
local community. A proportion of pupils have moved to England with their families from
over 35 countries across the world. A number of pupils leave during the school year, as
their parents or carers find employment elsewhere.
- Currently, 577 pupils are on the school’s roll, including 37 students in the sixth form.
- The school teaches children and students in the early years and in the sixth form in
mixed groups. In other years, boys and girls are taught separately.
- The school delivers the International Baccalaureate Diplomla Programme in the sixth
form and uses the Primary and Middle years International Baccalaureate curriculum
programmes to prepare for this.
- The school has no disabled pupils or those with a statement of special educational
needs. However, it has a special educational needs and disabilities department where it
provides specialist support for pupils who need additional help.
- The school was last inspected in October 2012.
|Unique reference number||101957|
|DfE registration number||307/6068|
|Type of school||Day school|
|School status||Independent school|
|Age range of pupils||3–19|
|Gender of pupils||Mixed|
|Gender of pupils in the sixth form||Mixed|
|Number of pupils on the school roll||557|
|Of which, number of pupils in the sixth |
|Number of part time pupils||None|
|Proprietor||Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia|
|Chair||HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdulaziz|
|Principal||General Director Dr Othman Ali Alzamil|
|Date of previous school inspection||October 2012|
|Annual fees (day pupils)||£2,000 – £4,000 per annum|
|Telephone number||020 8743 0131|
|Fax number||020 8749 7085|
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