The Al Khair School, Sandwell, West Midlands is an independent Muslim faith-based primary school and nursery that opened in September 2014.
It was initially set up in response to an overwhelming demand from the local British Muslim community for a one stop school that strived to provide an outstanding education that was inclusive of congregational worship, liturgical recital and religious dietary requirements that would meet the aspirations of local families. Since then we also have also responded to the demand of the home-schooling community and therefore provide flexi schooling options.
At AKS we celebrate and promote British values to help our students to become constructive citizens who have a healthy religious identity. With the rise of religious extremism, islamophobia and other forms of bigotry it is important for educational institutes to add nuance to religious and secular perspectives to create a peaceful environment that prevent the dangers of over simplification. In this spirit we celebrate the long contribution of the Muslim community in scientific endeavour that contributed to modernity. We also celebrate the Muslim contribution to social development in efforts like the World Wars that helped the British people acquire the freedoms that they enjoy today as well as establish an international rule of law. We aim to inculcate a love that will lead to nostalgia for the British Isles, the English language and the contributions that Britain has made to the prosperity of people around the globe so as to help nurture the growing British Muslim identity.
Our school vision of educational excellence is based upon our unshakeable belief that every child is unique and has the capacity to improve more than they and others currently know. As teachers, we feel honoured and privileged with the responsibility for nurturing, inspiring and supporting every special individual child at our school to make sure they are able to shine, succeed and develop their natural gifts and talents. Our vision for the school is reflected in everything we do. We are determined to provide all our children with inspirational and unforgettable learning experiences.
Our school is built on the values of constant self-improvement, intellectual endeavour, truthfulness, transparency, compassion, mutual respect for all people regardless of difference and respect for the earth itself. These fundamental values underpin the Muslim faith and our British society. We live in a multicultural society and we want our pupils to develop into confident, articulate young people who will grow into great role models within the society in which they live without compromising on their faith.