Eight Muslim schools in England have been featured in the top 50 schools of the examination league tables for 2014.
The schools that featured in the league table are: Al-Furqan Community College (Birmingham) at number 26, Al-Burhan Grammar School, (Birmingham) at number 34, Al-Khair School, (Croydon) at number 35, Islamia Girls’ High School, (Brent) at number 37, Tayyibah Girls’ School, (Hackney) at number 38, Lantern of Knowledge Secondary School, (Waltham Forest) at number 44, Al-Ashraf Secondary School for Girls, (Gloucestershire) at number 46 and Jamiatul Ummah School, (Tower Hamlets) at number 47.
Further, for the second consecutive year over half of Muslim schools featured in the Department of Education league table, published in January 2015, have surpassed the national average of students achieving five or more GCSEs or equivalent A*-C grades, including English and Math GCSEs.
The combined Muslim schools average for that indicator has also surpassed the national figure of 53% last year.
Of the 75 schools featured in The Muslim News performance table, 42 managed to achieve a higher pass rate than the national average. That is also two more schools as compared to 2013.
Further, 71% of Muslim schools attained five or more GCSE’s or equivalent A*-C pass rate, 7% higher than the national average of 64%.
In total eight schools have a 100% five or more GCSE’s or equivalent A*-C, including English and Math.
Of the eight Muslim schools in the list, 83% of students at Al-Sadiq and Al-Zahra Schools attained 5 or more GCSE’s or equivalent A*-C, including English and Math.
“GCSE results have been an impressive 30% higher than national average results, so enabling our students to continue on to some of the best colleges and sixth forms, providing them with that vital push over the first hurdle in their further education,” a spokesperson for the schools said.
Tayyibah Girls School, in Stamford Hill, was ranked as the best performing school in Hackney. The school was also ranked within the top 50 schools nationally.
Meanwhile, in Manchester all the boys at Kassim Darwish Grammar School attained five or more A*-C or equivalent GCSEs.
This article originally appeared on The Muslim News.