History of the School
Islamiyah School was established in 2000 due to demand from the local community. It was started with just 20 girls in Year 7. The School made progress quickly and met all the requirements set down by HM Inspector and the School was approved and registered by the Department for Education and Skills in February 2003. In our OFSTED inspection in November 2014 we improved our rating for the quality of our education from ‘good’ to ‘good with outstanding features’. In our most recent OFSTED inspection in July 2018 we have been rated outstanding in all areas.
The school is exceptionally successful in achieving its aim of ‘Offering a broad and balanced curriculum alongside a positive understanding of Islam, to equip every pupil with skills to be a successful learner, confident individual and responsible British citizen.’ Ofsted 2018
Message from Mr Yusuf Seedat
The Head Teacher of Islamiyah Girls High School
Hope you are in the best of health.
It is a privilege to be the Head teacher of Islamiyah Girls High School. It is an honour to take Islamiyah forward in the direction of raising achievement and attainment, without compromising on the Islamic ethos of the school. Alhamdulillah, Islamiyah School is making steady progress. Becoming a non-selective school has opened the doors to the wider community. We have been recognised for our hard work and the support for producer organisations and their networks by being awarded Fair Trade status and the GOLD Beacon Award. This comes from the collaborative work of pupils, the staff, parents, governors of the IGHS and well-wishers written in the community.
I believe a child’s education and tarbiyah is not a dress rehearsal; they only get one chance. Each individual is nurtured and shaped by the values of the Islamic Faith and is given an opportunity to achieve her full potential and to develop a passion for life and for learning on which the Ofsted inspectors commented that “the school meets its aim successfully‘’.
In March 2013, Alhumdullilah, I was the recipient of the prestigious award of Transformational Leader by the AMS UK (Association of Muslim Schools). I was also nominated at the British Muslim Awards for Services to Education in January 2014.
We thank all of our teaching and non-teaching staﬀ, volunteers, governors, management and more importantly our pupils and their parents for their hard work and support in making Islamiyah School a success. May the Almighty accept everyone’s effort for His cause.
Islamiyah Girls High School
Educational Consultant & Ex- Inspector of School
“Leaders are highly ambitious for the school and its pupils. They have ensured that the quality of education that the school provides has improved strongly since the last inspection, so it is now outstanding in all areas”