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Muslim School Tops UK Educational Improvement Rankings

Islamic schools in Britain are always a good example in excellence and academic brilliance. Quite often we get great and delightful news of outstanding performance of Islamic schools in UK.

Last week, Feb 7, a Muslim girls’ school was ranked one of the best schools in Britain, topping the government’s new league tables to track improvement in pupils’ progress in English secondary schools.

Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School (TIGHS) in Blackburn scored highest on a measure plotting above expected improvement from the end of primary school to results in GCSEs.

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In the headline ‘Progress 8’ Score, the Government’s main performance measure, TIGHS achieved the highest value-added in Britain for the fourth year running and the fifth time in six years. 

“Despite harder exams, our amazing students have worked really hard to achieve life-changing outcomes. They owe a lot to their devoted parents and our fantastic teachers and support staff,” Mufti Hamid Patel, chief executive of Star Academies which runs the school, said.

“However, it is not just about excellent grades. We are also proud that our young women have developed good character, are informed and responsible citizens and have a commitment to serving their communities passionately.” He added.

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According to The Guardian, there are around 140 Muslim faith schools in the UK, twelve of them being state-funded. These schools regularly outperform those of other faiths.

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Success Stories

Examples are abound when we talk about Islamic schools as the highest-achieving educational institutes in Britain.

In April 2019, a Manchester Islamic High School for girls was rated outstanding for the third year running in its latest glowing Ofsted report.

Also in 2019, in November, eight Muslim faith schools were recognized among the top 20 schools in Britain for academic progress in 2019, in the published GCSE league tables for 2019.

According to the Association of Muslim Schools, the UK has different types of schools; Madrassas are those religious schools which are attached to mosques, while full-time Muslim schools aren’t focused on the recitation of the Holy Qur’an.

For years, independent Islamic schools remained at the top score of UK GCSE results, setting an example for faith schools as successful, highly-achieving and inspiring educational institutes in Britain.

Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School has received several accolades over the past few years.

In December 2019, it was designated North West Secondary School of the Year by the Sunday Times, which described its achievements as “astonishing”.

And in March 2014, the school was given an “outstanding” rating by Ofsted inspectors, the third time in a row that the school has received the highest accolade. In their inspection report, Ofsted praised “exceptional progress” and “outstanding leadership” at the school.