Al-Burhan Grammar has successfully built up a reputation for excellent academic achievement, delivering both the standard National Curriculum as well as aspects of Islamic education.
Al-Burhan was graded “Outstanding” by Ofsted for the second time in November 2014.
Beginning in a small two-bedroom house with only eight students, the school has grown rapidly in the last 13 years and now has almost 100 students. Relocatingin February 2013 to a new campus in Tyseley, this independent school has developed into a successful institution.
A spokesman for the school said: “We have never lost sight of our original aims and goals: to educate the next generation, to nurture them to become active members of society and responsible members of the community, and to instil in them a love of learning which will carry them through life.”
The school was ranked as one of the top 50 schools in the country in the January 2015 league tables.
The November 2014 Ofsted Lead inspector, Jacqueline Wordsworth, noted that students “make exceptional progress and attain high standards in all subjects” and that the proportion of students gaining five of more A*-C grades at GCSE was consistently very high compared to the national average.
Ofsted said that teaching is consistently outstanding and girls’ progress is carefully followed by a robust monitoring system which ensures that each girl’s potential is realised; the success of this system was noted by Ofsted who said that students “make rapid progress in relation to their starting points”.
The spokesman added: “We try to inspire a love of learning in our girls and a desire to succeed and constantly better themselves academically.
“Indeed, Ofsted noted that pupils’ ‘perseverance, resilience and attitude to learning were exemplary’ and described our girls as ‘self-disciplined’ and ‘work ethic mature’.“But we understand that our girls are not simply students. They are future members of our society, and will one day take their place in the wider community.
So we also aim to nurture skills which will stand our girls in good stead for life.
“We feel the best way for you to witness this first-hand is to visit the school on a normal day. We strongly encourage you to get in touch with us. We look forward to meeting you.”
First Entrance Test for September 2018 entry will be on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Second Entrance Test for September 2018 entry will be on Saturday, March 17, 2018.