Sunday School – Jan 24

Building firm foundations for the next generation.

Our Sunday School aims to provide a robust & comprehensive syllabus incorporating vital areas that children of primary school age need to learn in order to equip them with the necessary knowledge to be model citizens. Pupils will develop a deep rooted sense of faith & belief, guided by the Qur’an & Sunnah, whilst learning to discover & evaluate the world around them from a Muslim perspective.

By means of a broad curriculum, pupils will be encouraged to use & develop their gifts in a God-conscious way.

The objective is to provide a high quality Islamic education which will bring the best out of the youth & enable them to have confidence in the Islamic faith, enabling them to apply its principles to their every day lives. This philosophy is shared with the curriculum, discipline & ethos of our preparatory school.

The Sunday School programme not only deals with the everyday aspects of Islamic rituals, worship & etiquettes but also focuses on a wider range of topics such as having good conduct, caring for community & the environment. We teach Islam as a holistic way of life, guiding pupils to be able to adapt to the modern world without compromising their faith.

“Indeed, they were youths who believed in their Lord, & We increased them in guidance.” ~ Qur’an 18:13

Qur’an & Tajwid

The very foundation of our faith starts with The Sacred Qur’an & the art of recitation through proper pronunciation. There is little else that talks directly to the soul than a beautifully recited, poetically delivered verse from The Holy Scriptures. When it is paired with an understanding of every word, the two aspects combine to create an unmatched frequency that flows through every fabric of life.

A great deal of importance is given to the correct recitation of The Qur’an. The first stage of this is learning how to read the Arabic script. This is done by means of teaching the Arabic alphabet & rules of basic pronunciation using a text known as the Qa’idah. .

Every care is taken to explain each stage of learning to read Arabic. The aim is to complete the Qa’idah over an average time of 18-24 months for our youngest of pupils. After completion of the Qa’idah, pupils progress to recite the Juz’Amma and then progress to begin reciting The Qur’an.

During the last two stages, more complex rules of reading & reciting are taught. Pupils will attain a very high standard of Tajwid, the art of reciting the Qurʿān proficiently and correctly.

Islamic Studies

In this component of Sunday School, many important aspects of Islam are taught, such as:

Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence; the rules & practices we follow in Islam)

Aqidah (learning & understanding Islamic beliefs)

Sirah (The biography of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, & its relevance)

Islamic history, spanning the lives of all the previous Prophets as well as major events of importance.

Adab (Islamic manners & etiquette)

These topics are not only taught to cover classical knowledge but their contemporary applications & implications are explored & explained in detail. This makes the study of Islamic studies a subject that is very relevant to our pupils in their everyday lives.

Our aim is develop pupils into upright & knowledgeable young Muslims who will be a source of benefit to themselves, their families & the wider community. In addition, we ensure children are taught to respect & to have tolerance for other people, religions & beliefs, as well as respecting the rule of law. We encourage pupils to take an active part in the wider community & society.

Arabic Language

Classical Arabic provides a unique opportunity for children to connect with The Qur’an on a more profound level. Every word they learn strengthens their bond to the rich Islamic heritage, enhancing their understanding of The Qur’an & bringing them closer to the global Muslim community. More than just a language, Arabic offers a pathway towards unity, understanding, and spiritual growth. Ensuring our pupils learn classical Arabic is a meaningful investment in their personal & communal identities, enabling them to engage deeply with their faith.

Starting from the basics & moving up to the more intricate rules of grammar, our course teaches all the knowledge necessary to increase understanding & insight of the Qur’an.

How to Register

Our Sunday School is open to all children aged 5- 13 years, with classes delivered every Sunday at 10 am to 1 pm during our academic year. To register simply send an email to for an application form. Once an application form is completed, provided a place is available, a non-refundable deposit of £50 per child is required to secure a place. A waiting list will apply by order of date received where places are not available.

Classes are grouped according to age; 5-7, 8-10 & 11-13. Children access all three areas of the curriculum, being Qur’an & Tajwid, Islamic Studies & Arabic Language.

Annual Fees per child are £585 (£195 per term), consisting of three terms per year (36 weeks) and inclusive of all workbooks. Payments are taken in full for the academic year to confirm a place. All fees are subject to our refunds policy, which can be obtained on request. An annual sibling discount of £25 per child after the eldest is available.

All children that attend Sunday School are subject to our code of conduct, ensuring a fair and safe environment for all. Our full terms can be found on our application form.

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