Cardiff Muslim Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
3 - 16
Not Available
Not Rated

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The Old Convent
47 The Walk
CF24 3AG
02921 320250

School Description

Cardiff Muslim Academy is a co-educational independent day school educating pupils from the age of 3 to 16 years, and is situated near the centre of Cardiff. The school opened in 2014 as Ihsan Academy and was renamed in February 2018. The Academy is registered as a Community Interest Company. There are currently 74 pupils in the school. This includes, 45 pupils in the primary section and 29 pupils in the high school. There is little difference in the total number of boys and girls although this varies in particular year groups across the school. Pupils are mostly from the local area in Cardiff or short term international placements attending the school while their parents study at local universities. In the primary section there are four classes, which contain pupils from more than one year group. In the high school there are two key stage 3 classes and discrete Year 10 and Year 11 classes. Almost all pupils come from minority ethnic groups including Arab, Pakistani, Somali and Bangladeshi. Many pupils speak English as an additional language. No pupils speak Welsh as a first language and the school does not aim to make pupils bilingual in English and Welsh. There are no pupils with a statement of special educational needs. The school has identified a few pupils with special educational needs. The school offers additional learning support to these pupils, mainly to support their literacy development. The school is non-selective, and entry is based upon the school’s ability to meet the needs of the pupil. The school’s mission statement is ‘Developing through Faith’, and it provides an education with a Muslim ethos and a curriculum that includes the teaching of Arabic, the Qur’an and Islamic Studies. The headteacher has been in post since March 2019 and is the third headteacher since the school opened in 2014. This is the school’s first core inspection.

Cardiff Muslim Academy Reviews

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“Amazing school”
Lovely, friendly, family environment. Really small classes so my child gets personal attention. Brilliant education
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