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Eaton Girls Boarding School 

There is a huge demand for a Muslim Boarding School for Girls in the United Kingdom. In response to this need, Muslim Charity has launched the Eaton Girls Boarding School Project ‐ an independent boarding school for girls providing secondary and post‐secondary education. The new initiative will provide a high standard education in a caring Islamic environment. Planning permission has been granted and construction work has commenced.

The approved 7‐acre site for the new school is situated at the heart of the country in the picturesque North Nottinghamshire countryside at Eaton near the scenic town of Retford.

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The Need

  • There are approximately 3 million Muslims in the UK.
  • 33% have no qualifications (higher than any other faith and twice that of the national average).
  • 30% of Muslims gain 5 GCSEs (Grade A-C) Compared to 50% of the national average.
  • 45% of Muslim women in the UK have no academic education.

Project Features

The EGBS will provide secondary education beginning from the age of 11 years. Post‐16 education will also be provided following GCSE examinations. The new construction will entail a state of the art new campus with full academic and boarding facilities such as classrooms, library, IT and Science laboratories as well as extensive lawns and playing fields and grounds. Boarding set up of bedrooms for two student per room, avoiding large dormitories and enhancing privacy and personal space.

The school will follow a focused education and nurturing programme both academically as well as spiritually.

Set in 7‐acres of beautiful natural landscape off the A1 between Newark and Doncaster, hence it is accessible to all and is a direct train journey of 1 hr 40 minutes from London’s Kings Cross.

A dedicated and experienced team to lead and maintain this project is assigned.

“45% of Muslim women in the UK have no academic education.”

Project Status

Construction for the EGBS began in late 2010, and following the expertise and precision with which the project has been managed, the construction of the building structure was completed by November 2011.

To date, £1.5 million has been spent on the EGBS foundations and building structure.

In order to get the school up and running, approximately £1 million funds are urgently required for the internal finishing, plastering, doors, windows, electric wiring, furniture, fittings and equipment and so on.

Further funds will be required to complete the car park facilities, landscaping and residence quarters for families of teachers and staff at the EGBS.