Feversham Girls’ Academy was initially set up as a school for the local community and started its journey as Bradford Muslim Girls’ Community School in 1984 with 24 students on roll. From these humble beginnings the school, and its popularity, grew due to the extensive efforts of the governing body, and the school converted to academy status and is highly regarded for its transformational opportunities within a secure Islamic all-female learning environment. It is now a highly oversubscribed school that delivers education for nearly 800 students including a thriving Sixth Form community.
The Academy’s Islamic Ethos drives the rich academic and pastoral curriculum to enable students to develop spiritually, morally, academically, and socially. The relentless focus on excellence has meant that over the last few years Feversham Girls’ Academy has consistently ranked in the fifth percentile in the country for value added and sets high standards for all aspects of school life. The focus is not only on academic success, but also developing students to ensure that they can make a positive contribution to not only their school community, but also the wider community around them. A culture of high expectations and self-belief ensures that all our students have high aspirations which they work towards achieving.
As an Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ school (2022) with the World Class Schools Quality Mark (2021), it works incredibly hard to achieve very positive outcomes. Ofsted most recently praised students for having “high expectations of themselves and their peers”, noting “behaviour is exemplary” and staff are “successful in helping pupils prepare for life in modern Britain”. From student leadership and community fundraising to peer mentoring and personal development, Feversham Girls’ Academy reflects a supportive determination to transform lives and communities through our young ladies so that they are equipped to deal with the challenges of the modern world.