Graph illustrating the average percentage of students in Muslim schools attaining Level 4 and above last year against the national average (**English= combined average for reading test and writing test). (Graph: Muslim News)
Elham Asaad Buaras
Muslim primary schools have again exceeded the national average pass rate in the Key Stage 2 Level 4 and above exams, a level expected for 11-year-olds in their last year in primary school.
On average 91 percent of students sitting their KS2 (or equivalent) tests last year in Muslim schools reached Level 4 and above in English that is 11 percent higher than the national average. For Math 90 percent of students in Muslim schools reached Level 4 and above, 5 percent higher than the national average.
Thirty-six of the schools featured are Independent and seven are Voluntary Aided (some costs are subsidized by the government).
11 of the 43 Muslim primary schools featured had a 100 percent Level 4 and above pass rate in both English and Math. They include Al Falah and Tayyibah Girls (Hackney); Al-Hudaa (Nottingham); Al-Noor and Apex (Redbridge); Assunnah (Haringey); Crystal Gardens (Bradford); Date Valley (Merton); Fitrah SIPS (Southampton); Leicester Islamic Academy and Noor Ul Islam (Waltham Forest).
68 percent of Muslim schools features also achieved a higher pass rate than their local authority in both English and Math.
The Muslim News is the only publication to annually compile KS 2, 4 & 5 of Muslim schools.
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