As-salamu 'alaykum! Welcome to Manara

Pursuing excellence in holistic Islamic education

Manara Education C.I.C. is an independent, non-sectarian Muslim organisation which supports holistic approaches to Islamic education and parenting, and academic excellence and virtue for young people. We promote an open, peaceful and inclusive approach and active engagement with our society and world.


We support parents who wish to be more involved in their children's education, whether through flexi-schooling or home education. We also support 'human scale' education, multi-age learning, personalised learning, education for sustainability, green living, Fair Trade, and parental choice.


Our curriculum at Manara Academy is inspired by Montessori and Classical education grounded in Islamic perspectives. Our staff are CRB checked, our curriculum provides the foundations of a good education, and our pupils make good to excellent progress learning in a caring, home-like environment.




Current Projects:

- Manara Academy flexi-schooling programme for children in Years 1 through 11/GCSE;

- NEW for 2015: A-Levels for Girls

- A full Montessori Primary Diploma course taught on-site;

- Parenting classes with Islamic and Montessori perspectives

- Developing an EcoSchool and Centre for Sustainable Living


To apply for admission to Manara Academy for your child, please download the application form here and return it to the school office or Registered Office address. Jazakum Allahu khayran.


We look forward to expanding our services to the community and ask for your prayers and support.

Manara Education: Virtue, Excellence, Community



Read more about our name, leadership and Directors here.

Islam, Montessori and Classical Education


holistic - (adjective) emphasizing the importance of the whole, and the interdependence of its parts.

Manara Education is developing a holistic educational model that integrates Islamic perspectives and the best of Islamic and Classical educational traditions with the pioneering approach to education discovered by Maria Montessori – a method that has now been established successfully all over the world for more than 100 years, and is supported by research on how children develop and learn as unique individuals.  Read more here...