“Jamea Al Kauthar provides an outstanding quality of education and fulfils its aims exceptionally well… Inspired by an excellent curriculum and outstanding teaching, students work exceptionally hard and make outstanding progress in their learning. Procedures for safeguarding students and to ensure their welfare, health and safety are outstanding. Provision for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, along with their behaviour, is outstanding (0fsted, March 2010, Independent school inspection report, p.3).”
Jamea Al Kauthar is an independent academic girls’ school establishment aiming to educate Muslim girls over the age of eleven in a safe, secure, happy and Islamic environment. Jamea started with 60 girls in september 1996 and now caters for 440 residential girls from all over the world. We provide an opportunity to study the traditional sciences concurrently with secondary and further education. Jamea Al Kauthar also offers the “Tahfeez Ul Quraan” programme (committing the whole quran to memory) and a two year abridged version of the Islamic Teaching programme in the english medium.
There are currently 401 girls on roll, of whom around half are above compulsory school age. These older students attend Islamic theology courses each morning and other courses provided by Preston Sixth Form College in the afternoon. The school occupies the former Royal Albert Hospital buildings, an historic site with extensive grounds, not far from the centre of Lancaster. It comprises the boarding house, the school buildings and the madrassah, where the Islamic curriculum is taught. The school operates an admission policy of selection by ability. The school’s most recent inspection took place on the 21st of January 2010.
1) The aims of this educational establishment is to provide opportunities for students to have an in depth understanding of Deen.
2) Develop the love for Allah and his Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)
3) Instilling religious and moral values, tolerance of other races and religions
4) Producing individuals who have the capacity to think for themselves, to know their own minds but to have the flexibility to listen to others
5) Encouraging all pupils to appreciate the needs of others and be sensitive to them, to work in teams and be able to recognise from right and wrong