The origins of our Trust begins in 1984, when the first Muslim girl’s school – known then as Bradford Muslim Girls Community School – was established by the community, to serve local needs. At the time, there were approximately 26 pupils on roll.
The passion to develop an Islamic school delivering high quality education resulted in the birth and development of Feversham College in 1994.
The College acquired Voluntary Aided Status in 2001 following a period of campaigning both at a local and national level, with various stakeholders and this landmark allowed us to expand its provision.
Ten years later, in 2011, a significant milestone was celebrated as the college expanded to incorporate post-16 provision, which the community helped play a role in making this happen.
In 2016, the college converted into a multi-academy trust (MAT) - Feversham Education Trust - and a strategy was created to build the provision and resource within the Trust. In the same year, Queensbury Academy joined the Trust, and in 2016-17, Bronte Girls’ Academy joined as the first free school for the MAT.
In 2022, Feversham Education Trust changed its name to iExel Education Trust to more closely reflect the ethos and culture across all our schools. The iExel ‘family’ represents a collective desire for outstanding education, growth and ambition, and an inclusive and supportive environment to help all those within our community excel.