A Manchester Islamic High School for Girls has received a heartwarming letter from a local store manager, praising and extolling the manners and behavior of the students.
“My name is [redacted], I am the store manager of the Co-op Beech road. We are only a couple of minutes away from your school,” the letter shared by the school official Facebook page reads.
“I wanted to drop you a quick email regarding the young ladies that attend your school.
“Every morning I have a lot of your students shop in our store. These students are the nicest, most respectable people I genuinely have had the pleasure to serve and speak to. They are a credit to your school, parents and mostly themselves,” the shop manager wrote.
She continued: “They are a pleasure to have in store. They couldn’t represent there themselves or school any better. I am sure you are already aware of this but I just had to say how nice and pleased I am of your students that shop in our store.”
Delighted by the kind note, the school shared the note of its official Facebook page.
“We received a beautiful email about our students today and they have truly been a great credit to themselves, the school and mostly to their parents. It’s always nice to receive messages of kindness from local neighbors and businesses. Thank you.”
The Manchester Islamic High School for Girls was established in September 1991 by the Manchester Islamic Educational Trust Ltd, to meet the demands of the community wanting to establish a unique school exclusively specializing in the educational of Muslim girls.
The Manchester Islamic Educational Trust Ltd is charity organization encompassing a further two schools: The Manchester Muslim Preparatory School and Kassim Darwish Grammar School for Boys.
MIHSG was the first Muslim school in Manchester, which successfully combined the teaching of Islam along with the national curriculum, giving the girls the best of the worlds.
The school was rated outstanding for the third year running in its latest glowing Ofsted report in April 2019, and around 40 percent of the teaching staff are non-Muslim.
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.
The Muslim schools’ overall average of students who received 5 or more A*- C grade GCSEs, including English & Maths, exceeded the national average with 9 schools achieving a 100% success rate – only 55 schools achieved the 100% landmark in the whole of the UK.