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British Schools Overseas Inspection

Rated ''Outstanding'

Safa Community School is an outstanding school and provides an outstanding quality of education for pupils from foundation stage to Year 13.

BSO Report, 2022

The quality of education

Overall quality of education
Outstanding
How well the curriculum and other activities meet the range of needs x and interests of pupils
Outstanding
How effective teaching and assessment are in meeting the full range x of pupils’ needs
Outstanding
How well pupils make progress in their learning
Outstanding

Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

Quality of provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
Outstanding
The behaviour of pupils
Outstanding

Welfare, health and safety of pupils

The overall welfare, health and safety of pupils
Outstanding

Leadership and management

Overall effectiveness of leadership and management
Outstanding

English Language & Literature

Attainment
Outstanding
Progress
Outstanding

Mathematics

Attainment
Outstanding
Progress
Outstanding

Science

Attainment
Outstanding
Progress
Outstanding

Evaluation of the school

The school meets all the standards for British Schools Overseas except those which it is precluded from meeting because of legislation in the United Arab Emirates. These are explained later in the report. The requirements of the host country take precedence and no action points are, therefore, specified in relation to these unmet standards and no further action is required as a result of this inspection.

During the COVID-19 pandemic the school put in place a highly effective distance-learning programme, maintaining pupils’ outcomes in almost all phases and subjects. It ensured that all pupils had equal access to online learning. However, team sports, swimming and practical science were affected. As a result of the well-devised recovery curriculum, pupils have caught up. Attendance remained outstanding at 97%.

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About BSO Inspection

This inspection report follows the English Department for Education (DfE) Schedule for the inspection of British schools overseas. Education Development Trust is a body approved by the British Government for the purpose of inspecting schools overseas and quality assured by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).

To be recognised by the Department for Education, a British School Overseas must have an inspection report which shows that their performance against all the standards is at least satisfactory. This reflects the standards required for continuing registration as a school in England. Schools meeting the standards will have their inspection reports published on the Department’s website and will be registered on Edubase. Read more about BSO Inspection.