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"The only reason I have been sent is to perfect good manners." (Bukhaari)
“The condition of a believer is a wonder, it is all good. Only the believer enjoys this situation. When he enjoys good fortune, he thanks Allah and this benefits him. When he undergoes afflictions, he patiently endures it and this is also good for him." (Muslim)
“O my son! establish regular prayer, enjoin what is just and forbid what is wrong; and bear with patient constancy whatever betide you; for this is firmness (of purpose) in (the conduct of) affairs” (Surah Luqmân:17)
“Give due respect and regard to your children and decorate them with the best of manners” (Abu Daud)
"And what is the matter with you that you spend not in the cause of Allah? And to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth."(Surah Al-Hadid: 10)
“ability to create something new, unused or original”
(Believers are) those to whom people said, "The people have gathered against you, so fear them." But that merely increased their faith and they said, "Allah is enough for us and the Best of Guardians." So they returned with blessings and bounty from Allah and no evil touched them. They pursued the pleasure of Allah. Allah's favor is indeed immense. (Surah Al ‘Imran, 173-174)
“I guarantee a house in the surroundings of Paradise for a man who avoids quarrelling even if he were in the right, a house in the middle of Paradise for a man who avoids lying even if he were joking, and a house in the upper part of Paradise for a man who made his character good.” (Abu Dawood)
“the ability to adapt to stress and adversity, and return to a good position after experiencing difficulty”
“able to convey their ideas and emotions in a way that other people understand”
“Allah is more deserving than other people of shyness.” (Abu Dawood)
“someone with a clear, distinctive and specific vision of a future development, and is able to plan for it in a suitable way”
“able to contribute towards a community, a group, a project or a task, in order to achieve something where his or her benefit can be realised”
“ability to create something new, unused or original”
Say: He is Allâh, (the) One. Allâh the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He begets not, nor was He begotten; And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him. (Surah Al Ikhlas)
FAQ on Al-Noor VA School

a) What is VA (Voluntary Aided) School?

A voluntary aided school (VA school) is a state-funded school in which a foundation or trust (usually a religious organisation), contributes to building costs and has a substantial influence in the running of the school.

In a voluntary aided school:

  • the governing body employs the staff 
  • the local education authority provides support services 
  • the pupils have to follow the national curriculum 
  • the admissions policy is determined and administered by the governors in consultation with the local education authority and other relevant schools in the area.


b) How long will the Primary school move to the Newton Ind Est for the temporary relocation? 

The primary school will relocate to the Newton Ind Est for approximately 18-24 months from September 2016 inshallah.


c) Is there a chance that we will stay in the Newton Ind Est longer than 18 months?

Yes, this could be the case if the reconstruction takes longer than planned. The re-build is completely managed by the Local Authority. Their plan of construction is expecting to take 18 months. But construction projects can take longer than planned and we will update our parents as we get further updates. 


d) When the independent school children move back to the Green lane site, will those children receive free education?

No. Al-Noor Independent primary school children will always pay fees. The benefit of moving back to Green lane site will be that they will benefit from brand new building, resources, large classroom, state of the art facilities, etc


e) How do I apply for the VA school?

Local authorities coordinate the admissions process for all. The local authority will release details of the application close to the time of when the school will open. We will share these details on our website when this has been released.


f) What will the catchment for VA be?

The catchment area depends upon the applicants we receive. We do not know what that will be without the school opening. 


g) Will Al-Noor VA school still be able to teach Arabic, Islamic Studies and Qur’an

Yes, we expect to teach all these topics within the Voluntary Aided School 


h) How old does my child have to be before I can apply for VA school?

The VA school will open with Reception and Year 1. Therefore, if your child is eligible for those year groups when the VA school opens, then you can apply to the school. 


i) Will the standard of education be the same in the VA school?  

Al-Noor never compromises on the quality of education it provides to its students and we expect to reach the high standards we have set ourselves. 


j) Will the independent school be taking reception children for September 2017?

No firm decision has been made on this. We will make a final decision on this in October 2016 


k) When we will have the secondary school open?

The project to open a secondary school is a long term project. Alhamdulilah, phase 1 is complete which was to secure the site, which has been completed. We then need to secure planning and then build. This is likely to take at least 3-5 years.


l) Can the independent school children move to the VA school (for example if there are Year One pupils in the Independent school)

Anybody, including Al-Noor Independent School children can apply to the VA school. However, an independent school child will be subject to the same admissions criteria as any other applicant.


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