Islamia Girls' High School
Brent, United Kingdom
About Islamia Girls' High School
Islamia Girls’ School is a semi-selective, Muslim secondary school without sixth form, situated in Queen's Park, north-west London. The girls' school is independent and, along with boys' secondary school Brondesbury College, is part of the Yusuf Islam Foundation. Islamia Girls’ School will provide 160 places for secondary students between the ages of 11 and 16 when fully subscribed.
The first Islamia School was founded by Yusuf Islam (formerly known as singer-songwriter Cat Stevens) in 1983 to provide a well-rounded Islamic education. Islamia Girls’ School was established in 1989, located on the bottom two floors of a building shared with Islamia Primary School.
Values and vision
Islamia Girls’ School prides itself on its academic excellence as well as its pastoral care. The secondary school’s faith ethos guides its aim to give students a strong sense of identity as Muslim women and provide them with an understanding of Islam. Teachers aspire to help students reach their full potential in higher education and the wider world.
“The quality of teaching over time is outstanding. Teachers have very high expectations and excellent subject knowledge. They plan interesting lessons which challenge and engage students of all groups and abilities so that they make rapid progress. Leadership and management are outstanding. Since her appointment, the headteacher has continues to develop the proprietor’s vision to further improve the school and raise standards even higher. She leads the school community with energy, drive and wisdom.”