Islamia School was founded by Yusuf and Fawziah Islam in 1983 - just under 30 Years ago, in Queens Park. The idea was to bring their children up in a secure Islamic environment, but without losing out on a strong all-round education.
Happily, after years of campaigning and due to its success, Islamia Primary School went on to become the first Muslim school in the country to get government funding. Based on the Primary Schools achievements, Islamia Girls School was founded in 1989 due to overwhelming demand and a need for higher education in an Islamic environment.
Dating back to 1895, the Islamia Schools Centre building was previously a prestigious grammar school. The historic building incorporates up to date facilities boasting of, amongst other things, a hi-tech computer suite, fully equipped gymnasium and science laboratories, and a spacious mosque and hall for congregational prayers.
For years, Islamia Girls Secondary School has topped the national exam league tables, and is consistently ranked in the top 3 schools in the borough. It has attracted lots of attention and has been visited by prominent individuals, including HRH Prince Charles and the legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali.
In terms of our premises, the Islamia Schools Centre building was previously a prestigious grammar school dating back to 1895. The historic building incorporates such facilities as the gymnasium, the new state-of-the-art two science loboratories that were unveiled in September 2011, and a spacious mosque and hall for congregational prayers.
Like most independent fee paying schools, Islamia Girls School enjoys the strong support of parents who believe in excellence through hard work and dedication.
The school is managed by dedicated professional staff under the auspices of Islamia Schools Limited, a fully registered UK Charity, dependent solely on fees and contributions from patrons and donors.
In 2013 we will be celebrating a landmark 30 years of Islamia School! We hope to continue to inspire generations of hard working students over the coming decades.