To produce a generation of Muslims who have a balanced and contextualised understanding of Islam: Muslims who are not only God conscious, but who also contribute in productive ways as citizens of British society, thereby leading purpose-driven lives in a way that promotes peace, harmony, tolerance, and justice.
Wythenshawe Masjid’s Weekend School’s inaugural academic year aims to provide a basis of Islamic education for children aged 5 or 6. Our first classes will commence in September 2023 insha’Allah, and will follow the state school term calendar.
The Weekend School can only supplement the Islamic education you provide at home; of course, it cannot be a whole substitute, the culture of Islamic practice can only be developed by nurturing an Islamic environment at home.
Subjects and Curriculum
Children will learn how to recite the Qur’an with correct Tajweed along with some basic understanding. They are encouraged to memorise, but our main focus is to give children the tools they need to read the Qur’an independently, so that they are able to read in their own time and continue long after leaving the school insha’Allah.
In addition to this, we also include an Islamic Studies course which covers a new topic each week from the basic 5 pillars to the story of the Prophets, as well as contemporary issues. We use “Weekend Learning” books specifically imported from North America that are suited for a school such as ours and are recommended by Islamic educationalists. Regular homework is given too which children are expected to complete to maintain their level in the school.
Our teachers adopt several teaching pedagogies to ensure the needs of each learner are met. There is a focus on activity-based learning to ensure greater student involvement and engagement. We are fortunate to have excellent teachers who are qualified, experienced and DBS checked.
Please note: If your child is accepted into our Weekend School, we have an induction for parents and a strict code of conduct around behaviour and attendance.
The 2023/2024 school will inshallah run with the following dates from 09:30 am to 12:30 pm:
|TERMS||School Starts||School Ends|
|Autumn Term||Saturday 2nd September 2023||Sunday 22nd October|
|Half term holiday 28th and 29th October 2023|
|Saturday 4th November 2023||Sunday 17th December 2023|
|Spring Term||Saturday 6th January 2024||Sunday 11th February 2024|
|Half term holiday 17th and 18th February 2024|
|Saturday 24th February 2024||Sunday 24th March 2024|
|Saturday 20th April 2024||Sunday 19th May 2024|
|Half term holiday 25th and 26th May 2024|
|Saturday 1st June 2024||Sunday 28th July 2024|
Please note there will also be Eid holidays on the 15th and 16th of June 2024
The 2023/2024 Fee structure is as follows:
Please note, for 2022/2023 we will be collecting 15% fees + £15 text book up front followed by three further payments due before the start of each term.
We welcome parents wishing to pay for the year in advance and offer a 5% discount to those that do so.
+ text book
|Annual Fee||Annual Fee
|1st Child: £102.75||1st Child: £165.75||1st Child: £165.75||1st Child: £165.75||1st Child: £600||1st Child: £571|
|2nd Child: £80.85||2nd Child: £124.38||2nd Child: £124.38||2nd Child: £124.38||2nd Child: £454||2nd Child: £433|
|3rd Child: £58.88||3rd Child: £82.88||3rd Child: £82.88||3rd Child: £82.88||3rd Child: £307.52||3rd Child: £293|
In order to make your payments please reach out to the school team who will take you through the payment process.
Generally, all payments will be taken on the 1st day of the following months: September, January and May. The exception to this is the first 15%, this payment will be taken as soon as your child’s information has been received and processed.
If you have submitted payment details, please note your payments will be automatically collected. Please ensure you have sufficient funds available for the payment to be processed.
We would love your children to attend the Wythenshawe Masjid’s Weekend Islamic School, please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.
For more information email [email protected]
Application information will be released shortly.