We will welcome non-Muslim students into our school. We will take great care to make sure that pupils of all faiths and none can feel part of OUR SCHOOL FAMILY. We believe we have a very special educational experience to offer.

This section of our website is particularly aimed at non-Muslim parents and carers who want to know more about our school and what we will offer to their children

Although we will be a Faith Designated Free School, we will treat each child as an individual and their progress will be monitored regularly by staff and help will be on hand if there seems to be a danger of not achieving their potential. Parents will be encouraged to get involved and support their children’s education at home.

We will expect all children regardless of faith, gender or background to follow our values of having ‘Faith in themselves, work together in Unity and be Devoted to knowledge and being part of local, national and international world as we are all global citizens and belong to one world.

Our academic curriculum

All pupils will follow the three strands of our curriculum – academic excellence, personal development and community service. We want every pupil, regardless of faith, gender or background – to become a highly qualified, well-rounded British citizen who aspires to be the best they can in all aspects of their life.

Worship and prayers

We never forget that we will serve pupils of all faiths and none. We do all we can to accommodate the worship and prayer needs of pupils from different faiths. Parents are encouraged to discuss any specific faith needs as part of induction.  No student will be forced to take part in worship or prayers.

Uniforms

The school uniform will be smart and practical and designed to portray a professional and business-like image. It is designed to encourage all pupils to take pride in being part of our school.

We respect the right of people from different world faiths to choose whether or not they wear religious wear associated with their faith. The Hijab is part of the uniform for those Muslim girls who choose to wear it. Parents can discuss their requirements for other religious wear, such as a crucifix or other religious symbols of other faiths which are accepted as part of the uniform. No student will be forced to wear religious clothing.

Food and catering

We will promote healthy eating for all our students. We provide Halal food for Muslim students. We also cater for other cultural or faith requirements of pupils or staff and can make Kosher, vegetarian or other options available. Parents will be encouraged to discuss any specific dietary requirements as part of induction.

In and around the school

We will have Muslim and non-Muslim governors and staff. We will organise programmes and events to mark key events in the calendars of the main world faiths like Devali and Christmas and important British secular celebrations such as Mothers’ Day. We make sure that no student feels under any pressure to take part in any optional faith-related activity in our school.

English will be the language of our school. All lessons (apart from Modern Foreign Languages) are taught in English. English translations are included for any words or phrases in Urdu/Arabic or other languages that are used in posters or other display materials.