Extra Curricular Activities

Work Experience

The School’s Work Experience is a real opportunity to broaden pupil’s awareness of what careers are available.  Its purpose is to give each pupil the opportunity to experience the world of work at first hand, as well as to assist them in their personal and social development.  Our Year 10 pupils arrange their own work experience and go to ‘work’ for one week in the last term.

School Trips

Islamiyah School arranges regular trips, not only are they educational but also enjoyable.  The trips are designed to support the curriculum.  Trips within the borough, such as visiting the Blackburn Museum, Town Hall or Castleshaw Roman Forts are part of the lessons.  End of year trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach is organised as a treat for the whole school.

Career Events / Career Guidance

Islamiyah School’s Careers Event is aimed at our KS4 pupils.  With a number of colleges, training providers and universities attending, it proves to be a success amongst our pupils, which enables them to have a better understanding in regard to their professional future.

From year 9’s, IGHS provide Career Guidance.  This includes an annual Careers Event held at the school with a number of colleges, universities and training providers.  The event aims to give pupils information on career pathways.  IGHS took part in University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) Access to Professions Programme.  The main aim of this project is to raise aspirations and showcase what they can achieve.

At year 11, Career Guidance also includes a one-2-one session with an external career adviser, who will discuss options and the requirements.  Career Guidance is also incorporated with Citizenship, exposing them to skills they need.  At year 10, Work Experience is vital, as this gives them a chance to search, apply and work at a placement.


This is a continuous and comprehensive process of developing all aspects of our pupils’ character and personality i.e. spiritual, intellectual, moral, social and physical aspects to enable them to become an integral part of Modern Britain and become responsible British Citizens.

Suffragettes Club

Pupils come and talk to each other about their week and listen to others to build self-confidence and share stories.

Seerah Treasure Hunt

Pupils will solve questions and riddles to find the next location. The first pupil to solve all the clues wins.

Seerah Quiz

Year 11 pupils will compete with each other on their knowledge of the life of Prophet Muhammad PBUH.

DEAR (Drop Everything And Read/Reason Time)

Everyone (including teachers) are expected to put everything aside and focus on Reasoning (solving a maths riddle/problem) to promote numeracy or reading (from the book crate in class) to promote Literacy.

Student Leadership

Head Girl 

Islamiyah is a comfortable, welcoming and friendly environment, one in which everyone has respect for one another and an environment where everyone’s views and opinions are always taken into account. I have built great relationships with my peers and teachers who have played a massive role in developing my confidence and abilities. My teachers have put in countless hours in finding ways for us to develop our individual academic abilities and have helped strengthen my deen along with my education. They have challenged and encouraged me to become the best possible version of myself, something I will always be thankful for.

Previous Head Girl

I have learnt at Islamiyah that no matter what your ability or your educational prowess, the dedicated teachers are always at hand to assist you socially, academically, emotionally and spiritually.  Teachers earnestly strive to ensure students work best according to their ability and exceed their expectations.

Islamiyah offers a wholesome education experience instilling morals which comprehensively support the Islamic ethos and British values.  The prefect body contributes to the school’s healthy, enjoyable and welcoming atmosphere by being ideal role models for the younger years.  They actively participate in school projects including overseeing the student council.

I can honestly say that I will not forget Islamiyah as it has allowed me to develop spiritually, socially and academically.  I believe that Islamiyah is a foundation of laying down strong pillars of academic achievement and Islamic etiquette.  I have the utmost confidence that Islamiyah will continue to inspire students to progress as prosperous young British Muslimahs.

I will fondly remember all at Islamiyah in my duas.  It has been an honour to serve as Head Girl at IGHS.

Islamiyah School, Former Head Girl

At Islamiyah the welfare of both students and staff is at the heart of our provision. We have a range of extra-curricular activities specifically targeted to promote positive mental health and wholesome wellbeing.