The academic year is divided into three terms more or less following the Birmingham LEA term dates. At the beginning of each year, a list of dates of the school terms will be issued. The school usually closes for a few days in Ramadan, as well as for both the Islamic festivals Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. These are part of the yearly allocation of holidays for the pupils.
Although some parents have suggested that the school should close during Ramadan, the governors feel that this would be unsuitable for those parents with other children attending LEA state schools in the area. Having “one child at school and the other at home” can cause problems for such families.
The academic year is as follows:
School Year 2017 – 2018
|Term Starts||Monday 4 September 2017|
|Half Term||Monday 23 October 2017 – Friday 27 October 2017|
|Term Ends||Friday 22 December 2017|
|Term Starts||Monday 8 January 2018|
|Half Term||Monday 19 February 2018 – Friday 23 February 2018|
|Term Ends||Thursday 29 March 2018|
|Term Starts||Monday 16 April 2018|
|Half Term||Monday 28 May 2018 – Friday 1 June 2018|
|Term Ends||Tuesday 24 July 2018|
Any pupil arriving after 08.35 will be considered late and will be placed on detention, therefore we request all parents to ensure their daughters arrive on time.
Hot meals are provided in the school and pupils are encouraged to buy hygienic and healthy food from the school, all of which are provided by HMC certified suppliers. Pupils can also buy healthy snacks and drinks from the Tuck Shop during break time and lunchtime.
Whole school assemblies are held on Monday mornings and students pray Zhuhr Salaah at school. On Friday, the pupils recite Surah Kahf, and Surah Fatihah is recited daily in form tutorial.
The school’s aim is to provide an environment in which pupils can achieve educational success. The most important factor of this success would be to promote the understanding of Islam in each child and its implementation of Islam in their daily lives. To this effect, the school implements practical reminders and issues instructions for manners and behaviour as situations arise. Form tutor tutorial classes, assemblies and dining times are designed to maximise the emphasis of Islam and where opportunities arise in all curriculum areas.