Welcome to Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls (formerly Gloucestershire Islamic Secondary School), a non-selective, 11-16 school established in 1994 by the Gloucester Muslim Welfare Association Ltd and now under the proprietorship of Al-Madani Educational Trust. (Registered Charity No. 1134963)

Since its humble beginnings in 1994 with two classes and 36 students, Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls has evolved into a successful secondary school, aiming to provide a high standard of secular and Islamic education. Our GCSE results have continued to improve over the years and are generally above local and national averages. (See Exam Results)

With the advantage of small class sizes, dedicated staff, outstanding pupil behaviour and positive attitudes to learning, we promote a positive culture of learning which enables pupils to excel both academically as well as in their personal development.

Students are assessed regularly through homework, class tests and end-of-year exams. At the end of Year 11, pupils have an opportunity to attain 9/10 GCSE passes. Most of our pupils go on to study A-Levels at local sixth forms.

Over and above our academic provision, we take pride in our safe, caring, moral and spiritual environment wherein pupils are nurtured to develop good Akhlaaq (morals & manners) based on the noble teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam). Our curriculum coupled with high expectations of behaviour and morals equip our pupils well with the responsibilities of adult life in modern Britain.

The school is fully committed to promoting fundamental British values of:

  • Democracy.
  • The rule of law.
  • Individual liberty.
  • Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

Our curriculum continues to be reviewed and developed regularly. We offer our girls excellent opportunities for personal development through a comprehensive PSHE/Citizenship/RSE programme, local visits, careers guidance, Islamiat curriculum & themed assemblies. Our curriculum also ensures equality and fosters tolerance and respect for others. It also ensures that pupils stay safe from abuse, extremism and radicalisation.

We are confident, with Allah's help and mercy, the school will continue to flourish and succeed in its aims, Insha-Allah.

Rabbana Taqabbal Minna Innaka Antas Samee-ul-Aleem.

O our Lord, accept from us for You are the all-hearing, all-knowing. (Holy Qur'an)

Open Evening

Newsletter Summer 2019

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Induction Day for New Year 7 Pupils – Academic Year 2019 / 2020

Monday 24th June 2019, 8:40 am – 3.15 pm

Posted: 18/06/2019

Citizenship Day 2018

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Enrichment Week 2018

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Cracking The Code Finals

Masha-Allah, our team, 'The Gladers' were proud runners-up at the Finals held on Friday 22nd June at Crystal, London (more info).

Cyber First Competiton


The top 100 schools from the online round of the Girls Competition.

Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls is listed as 27th among the top 100 schools.

Congratulations to our Year 8 Pupils who took part. (Haudane Hassan, Ruqayya Garda, Asma Nandhla and Maryam Hussain)

Fusion Tea Event

The AAGS first ever Fusion Chai Event took place on Saturday 3rd Feb 2018.

Masha Allah we raised a fantastic £2,237.00.

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Enrichment Week 2017

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Pupils' Work

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School Visits

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News and Information for Parents

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Curriculum Enrichment Week 2017

‘Broadening Horizons’ – An outstanding initiative to enable pupils to experience a wide range of activities outside the classroom, develop key skills, enhance SMSC development and cross-curricular links.

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A special careers assembly on apprenticeships will take place on Friday 3rd February.

Delivered by Khadijah Pandor.

3AAA Apprenticeship Presentation

3aaa Apprenticeships

Citizenship Day 2016 - Thursday 20th October 2016

Following a very successful day last year, we have organised another fun-packed day of different venues/activities to give our pupils opportunities to experience life outside the classroom. The visits also tie in with work studied in Citizenship and other subjects. (read more)

School Magazine and Newsletter

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Online Safety Advice

At Al-Ashraf School we take the issue of Internet Safety very seriously and on these pages you will find information that will support you as parents/guardians.

Safer Internet Day

The Equality Act 2010

Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls complies with relevant legal duties as set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998. It promotes equality of opportunity and takes positive steps to prevent any form of discrimination, either direct or indirect, against those with protected characteristics in all aspects of their work.

Click here for policy.

Safeguarding & Prevent Training

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (Deputy Head) attended a training session delivered by GSCB on Wednesday 14th October.

The training included:

New regulations including update on Disqualification by Association regulations

CSE - new protocol and screening tool

Children Missing Education (CME)


FGM protection orders

WRAP Training - Workshop for Raising Awareness of Prevent

Identifying Radicalisation Early and Ensuring the Protection of Vulnerable Children Within Schools

The school in keeping up with its obligations under the prevent duty has established formal links with the local Prevent Team. (PC Adam Large, Prevent Officer, Glos. Constabulary).

The Prevent Duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.

We will be liaising closely with the Prevent Team for advice & support.

The school held a prevent training workshop for staff on Tuesday 1st September, which was delivered by Mrs Shahnaz Maqsood, Educational Consultant.

Our headteacher will be attending a session dedicated to Identifying Radicalisation Early and Ensuring the Protection of Vulnerable Children Within Schools on November 25th in Birmingham.

Topics covered during the presentation will include:

  • Safeguarding against radicalisation – working alongside schools and parents
  • Establishing a Young Leaders Programme to create community leaders amongst local youth
  • Combatting extremism in social media: ‘See it; Report it’
  • PEARLS (Positively Empowering And Reaching Limitless Strengths) a multipronged initiative that aims to engage vulnerable women in the community
  • Educating children about the dangers of radicalisation

Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales

Channel Duty Guidance - Protecting vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism

The Prevent Duty - Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers

An Introduction to PREVENT

Prevent On-Line Training

Certificate - Channel General Awareness Module

The e-learning includes information on how Channel links to the government's counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) through the Prevent strategy. It also provides guidance on how to identify people who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and how to refer them into the Channel programme.

Book Donations for School Library

We are appealing for book donations (Islamic & general fiction/non-fiction books) for our new school library.

If you have books suitable for secondary school age groups (11-16) and in good condition, please drop them off in the school office.

Jazakallah Khair