MUSLIM faith schools lead the pack in British government’s top schools list, it was revealed last Thursday (24).
Top of the pack was Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School in the northern English town of Blackburn, followed by Eden Boy’s school in Birmingham and the Eden Girl’s School in Coventry.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Tauheedul Islam has topped the national table.
According to reports, all three schools are run as per Islamic and British values. All three were classified as ‘Well Above Average’ in terms of attainment by the government and were judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Performance of these schools were gauged according to the ‘Progress 8’ framework and it takes into account the grades of students as well as the progress they make.
“Credit must go to the teachers, parents, and of course students.. for their excellent achievement.”
— MCB (@MuslimCouncil) October 24, 2019
In a statement, the Muslim Council of Britain said that despite negative perceptions, the statistics showed that faith schools were in fact performing well.
Harun Khan, Secretary General of the MCB said, “Credit must go to the teachers, parents, and of course students, at these high performing Muslim faith schools for their excellent achievement. Their results show that with hard-work and dedication children of all backgrounds and in any educational setting can achieve their utmost.”
A spokesperson from the Association of Muslim Schools, which these schools are members of, said, “After first praising and thanking God on the great success of our schools in their GCSE results, we congratulate, whole-heartedly the students, parents, teachers and the leaders of our Muslim faith state schools for their outstanding academic achievement.”