Muslim Schools top the National Progress Tables
Yesterday (19/1/2017), the government published its new Progress 8 measure of attainment, for the first time. The national tables showed that two state Muslim faith schools topped national tables for the biggest improvement in their pupils’ performance in GCSE exams this year.
Tauheedul Islam girls’ high school in Blackburn came top for all schools in England using the government’s new measure. This was followed in second place by Tauheedul Islam boys’ school, a free school established by the same Blackburn-based multi-academy trust. Also, in the top ten is Preston Muslim Girls High School.
The Muslim Association of Britain congratulates all schools which have achieved such great results; and especially congratulates the Muslim Schools who have further demonstrated the great achievements of British Muslims.
State schools came under scrutiny following the alleged “Trojan Horse”; and achievements like this demonstrate that faith schools can be a positive part of the integration steps which can be achieved by schools.
Muslim Association of Britain spokesman Dr Omer El-Hamdoon said:
“I congratulate all the schools that have invested in the education of children, throughout the UK. It is through education that our society can grow and prosper. We wish them further successes in years to come.”