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Welcome to Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls (formerly Gloucestershire Islamic Secondary School), a non-selective school established in 1994 by the Gloucester Muslim Welfare Association Ltd and now under the proprietorship of Al-Madani Educational Trust. (Registered Charity No. 1134963)

Since its humble beginnings in 1994 with two classes and 36 students, Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls has evolved into a successful secondary school providing a high standard of secular and Islamic education. Our GCSE results have continued to improve over the years and are well above local and national averages. (See Exam Results)

With the advantage of small class sizes, dedicated staff, outstanding pupil behaviour and positive attitudes to learning, we have the perfect mix to raise academic standards regardless of pupils' starting points. Students are assessed regularly through homework, class tests and end-of-year exams. At the end of Year 11, pupils have an opportunity to attain eleven GCSE passes. Most of our pupils go on to study A-Levels at local sixth forms.

Over and above our academic provision, we take pride in our safe, caring and moral & spiritual environment where pupils are nurtured to develop good Akhlaaq (morals & manners) based on the noble teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). Our high expectations of behaviour and morals equip our pupils with the responsibilities of adult life in British society.

The school is fully committed to promoting fundamental British values of:

  • Democracy.
  • The rule of law.
  • Individual liberty.
  • Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

Our broad & balanced curriculum continues to be enhanced each year and we offer our girls excellent opportunities for personal development through a comprehensive PSHE/Citizenship programme, local visits, careers guidance, Islamiat curriculum & assemblies.

About Us

Aims and Objectives

  • Provide high quality secular/Islamic education, which is broad, balanced and confirms to the requirements of the National Curriculum.
  • To provide a safe, warm, caring, rich and rewarding environment, necessary for the development of pupils' thoughts, habits and Islamic identity while providing opportunities for life in modern Britain.
  • To develop the whole personality of pupils promoting positive Islamic values of tolerance all faiths and communities.
  • Providing opportunity for each pupil to develop and reach their full academic and spiritual potential through the teachings and practice of Islam and to develop confidence in their identity as young Muslims committed to the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
  • Support the acquisition of general knowledge and skills, so to enhance personal growth and confidence.
  • To promote dignity of each student by teaching self-respect, respect for staff, parents, elders and others, through the development of personal responsibility.
  • Aid and assist each pupil to comprehend the complexity of the world in which they live and that their own well-being is closely connected to the well-being of others.
  • Ensure they enjoy their life at school, and develop a love for learning and the strong desire to continue their education as a lifetime experience.
  • To acquire a moral attitude to life through conscientious awareness (Taqwa) and practise of Divine Guidance in all their affairs and transactions.

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