- Star Academies to establish 800 spaces for girls aged 11-18 in Liverpool
- Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy to offer broad academic curriculum
The first Muslim faith-designated high school will open in Liverpool this year, offering a broad and balanced academic curriculum and welcoming pupils of all faiths.
The plans to establish the new Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy were approved by the Department of Education among other 15 new schools across the country, Liverpool Echo reported.
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“Wherever they live and whatever their background, children deserve a high-quality education,” Sir Hamid Patel CBE, chief executive of Star Academies, said.
“We are delighted that our application to open a new secondary school has been approved. Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy, Liverpool will help to unlock the potential of thousands of young people in Merseyside.
“The government’s free schools program continues to inject innovation and creativity into the school system. We are delighted our new school will be part of the latest program, and we look forward to working with our local partners and communities to enable more young people in Liverpool to receive the quality of education and aspirational opportunities they deserve.”
As the first Islamic school in the city, Eden Girls will create 800 spaces for girls aged between 11 and 18.
It will be established in the city by Star Academies, a not-for-profit multi-academy trust which runs schools across the country.
Star Academies current portfolio of schools, Tauheedul Islam Girls School in Blackburn, Eden Boys School in Birmingham, and Eden Girls School in Coventry, had the highest pupil progress scores in the country.
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.