PUPILS feel "happy, safe, and proud" at a Bradford school rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted inspectors. 

Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, on Syedna Way, off Ingleby Road, received the highest rating from the education watchdog following an inspection on February 27 and 28.

The whole school community is celebrating after inspectors praised the quality of teaching and learning. 

The academy, which has 614 students aged between 11 and 19 on its roll, was also applauded for its "inclusive and ambitious approach".

The report, published this week, said: "Pupils’ excellent behaviour and conduct throughout the school are typified at lunchtime.

"Pupils dine together sociably and with excellent manners.

"Pupil leaders support their peers at lunchtime and in many other aspects of school life, such as daily prayers."

Inspectors called the curriculum "impressive" in the way that it helps pupils to understand their locality and broadens their horizons.

The report gave the following examples: "In Geography, pupils study local regeneration in Bradford.

"Later, they consider the reasons for global development gaps by studying Vietnam."

Inspectors acknowledged "pupils’ excellent behaviour and conduct throughout the school" and noted that "they are happy, feel safe, and are proud of their school."

The report added: "Pupils are proud of their community work and charity contributions.

"They have raised over £45,000 through charitable work.

"Pupils have also distributed 600 food and gift hampers and undertaken many hours of voluntary work in the local community."

Inspectors concluded that staff are "keen to make a difference to pupils" and are "incredibly proud to work at the school".

Robina Naznine, principal at Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, said: “We are delighted to have achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating in our first inspection.

"Since the school opened in September 2019, everyone has worked tirelessly on this journey of growth and I am reminded that - nurtured with waters of dedication, trust, and faith - a small acorn will grow into a mighty oak."

Miss Naznine added: “Our talented and committed team not only nurture ambition and academic excellence in our pupils but also character development and service to communities, enabling them to become a source of positivity within school, the local community, the wider British society and as global citizens.  

“This is a proud and humbling moment for the entire school community and we are grateful to our parents and carers for the trust they place in us, our vision and our values.”