February 9, 2017
Important Notice Regarding Ebrahim Academy’s Future
It has been a journey of ups and downs, challenges and successes since Ebrahim Academy was established in September 2010. Over these seven years we have achieved many things including the completions of 7 huffaz, some outstanding individual GCSE results, completion of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and many other Community Awards. In recent years Ebrahim Academy has made steady progress towards providing a good Education and giving our students a memorable school experience. The school’s hard work was acknowledged in the recent Ofsted Inspection Report.
In all the challenges we encountered in the school’s journey from its inception, we were adamant that we will be successful and have done so with the help of Allah and all the stakeholders of the school, especially the parents. I would like to thank the parents for their support and perseverance.
We are now facing another challenge; one that we feel is beyond our means. The current rent that we are paying is £80,000 per annum. The Landlord is increasing the rent to £190,000 per annum. This is more than double what we are paying at the moment. A rental increase of this magnitude for a small school that is not yet financially self-sufficient makes it impossible for us to sustain the school. As result, and with the deepest regret, the GB and the proprietor have decided to close the school at the end of this academic year August 2017.
We understand that this news will be extremely traumatic for parents and for children. Arriving at this decision has been a painful process for me and all those involved in it. We will do our best to help to relocate the current students to local Muslim schools and work with the parents closely to make sure that none of our students’ education suffers as a result. The school will continue to operate until the end of August to make sure that the current year 11 GCSE results are not affected. We have not yet informed the students regarding this decision and think that parents should give them the news first. Please do this sensitively and reassure the children that they will be supported through this difficult time. We will be holding an assembly for them on Thursday and Friday.
I fully understand that this will come as a shock to many of you and you may have many questions and want clarifications, therefore we are inviting you to book a meeting with us at your convenience via the school office. I look forward to seeing you in the meeting and once again thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this painful time.
Proprietor & Governor
Memorisation of the Holy Quran
An early morning Hifdh from 8am to 9:45am. The best time for Hifdh according to most Hifdh teachers. The Hifdh classes are small and students are grouped according to similar abilities. Students move classes as they progress.
Small Class Sizes, Focused Attention
National Curriculum subjects are taught by qualified and experienced teachers who can give greater individual attention to students due to our unique small size of classes (currently averaging 15 students per year group, and will not exceed 24 students per year group).