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Mission Statement

Assunnah Primary school is an independent, selective, faith-based Muslim School. We strive to offer a holistic education cultivating growth along spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, physical and communal dimensions. Our aim is to positively orient our students towards realising their full potential as exemplary contributors to our society, in actively promoting fundamental universal values.

We are against radicalisation that leads to unjust acts of violence and the violation of fundamental universal values. We encourage peaceful but effective communication, dialogue and interaction with all parties who are keen to working towards achieving common goals of goodness.


The Beginning

Assunnah Primary School was established in 2007; the school was the project of Assunnah Islamic Centre and was formed in response to the high demand from the Muslim community in North London for an Islamic Primary School. It was also created to address the under-representation of Muslim schools in the borough of Haringey.

Making Progress

At first the school was mainly attended by members of the local community, but with the growth and success of Assunnah Primary School we now have students from neighbouring communities and even from the outside boroughs.

Ofted Registered

In 2008/09 Assunnah Primary school notified the Department Of Education and we had our first visit from Ofsted. The school met the requirements set by the Department of Education and soon after became a registered school, and was awarded Ofsted recognition.

Moving Forward

Today, Assunnah Primary School is oversubscribed and our waiting list is growing significantly every year. Our current accommodation is what is limiting us to meet those demands. This is the fundamental reason why Assunnah Primary school is looking to move to a more spacious location.

Head Teacher's Message

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Dear Parents and carers,

I hope this letter finds in the best health and Imaan. By the grace of Allah (SW), it gives me great pleasure to write to you as the new Headteacher of Assunnah Primary School and to welcome you all to what I am sure will be a very challenging, and exciting year ahead Insha Allah.

I am joining Assunnah as its new Headteacher, having spent the last 16 years as a teacher, a coordinator, and a senior leader in a variety of schools in London, and abroad. The experiences and the skills I have acquired working in challenging schools have provided my most valuable and rewarding teaching experiences.

 I was certain from my first impressions, during my interview, that Assunnah was the perfect choice for me as Headteacher As I am sure you are all aware, Assunnah has some strength. However, I do have concerns regarding the general performance of Assunnah according to the recent Ofsted report

I feel it is important to assure parents/carers that work needs to be done quickly to improve the outcomes for all our children. I believe Assunnah is a school of huge potential, and I am determined with the help of Allah (SW), governors, teachers and the community, in general, to secure an outstanding future for the school. I have the very highest expectations of the staff and all the children, and it is my intention by working together we can make our school the best it can be.

Through education with the guidance of our beautiful religion, we have the gift of inspiring love of learning; creativity and the courage to make positive choices to build better citizens for the future. We need to put learning first and shape our teaching to bring out the best and most productive learning in the children. We need clear and consistent systems and measures so that we can report progress and together achieve strong outcomes through feedback and purposeful planning.

As with all human accomplishments, schools are places of continuous change, development, and I look forward to being part of the wonderful and crucial adventure of Primary education at Assunnah in the coming years. May Allah SW make us united and provide us with strength, and the will to work together as a team.

In shaa Allah, I will be holding a coffee morning on Mondays in the hall at 9:00 a.m. and I welcome the opportunity to meet you all in person.


Hodan Yussuf


Assunnah Model

Assunnah Primary School aims to deliver a tarbiyah (having manners) based model of education which caters for the child holistically. The school achieves these primarily through its tarbiyah timetable which has the following key features:

    • Early Bird Clubs before school.
    • Whole School Assemblies that cover, Hadeeth, actions through role plays of the, Names of Allaah, Seerah and much more…
    • Daily Quran lessons first thing in the morning (Tuesday – Thursday).
    • Punctuated learning with 50 & 60 minute lessons followed by 10 minute breaks. There are no back-to-back lessons.
  • Themed breaks such as duha (mid morning) break, physical exercise break, siesta break and a snack break.

The school reinforces the tarbiyah model in its style of delivery in the classrooms with tarbiyah links and special tarbiyah classes.

Our View of Education

Serving our creator is an absolute honour and privilege that brings enormous purpose and value to our lives. It is for this purpose that we perform to our best and continue to grow wiser, fairer, and increase in acts of goodness, righteousness, kindness and truthfulness. The educational process is therefore the means by which we seek to achieve this excellence both as teacher and as learners.

We believe that education should be holistic extending beyond academic achievements and where learning leads to lifelong growth that the learner owns and manages. The educational process therefore should comprise of developing the complete person in consciousness, noble character, useful knowledge, healthy living, social living and public service.

This holistic education is best demonstrated through the practice of habits where learners have a passion for self development, the development of others, practice of independent thinking, sincerity of purpose, moral character, mindfulness and a relentless compassion for others. It is also about being confident without arrogance, where learning is without limits, and where there is a genuine thirst for knowledge that extends beyond the confinements of the classroom.

The journey to completeness needs to include the process of freeing our ego and overcoming low self esteem, thus leading us to the practice of higher virtues of being grateful, tolerant, understanding, courteous and respectful. All in all we believe that this leads to the growth of determined individuals committed to peace and justice.

We at Assunnah are on a journey to unlock the many things that make up a truly sincere and fulfilling education. We seek the outreaching impact of truth, humility, compassion and justice on ourselves, our staff, our pupils, our community and our society both locally and globally Insha Allaah

May Allaah accept it from us all – aameen