Primary School

Message from the Headteacher

As Salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh and hello!


Welcome to Noor ul Islam Primary School, a vibrant, single-form entry Muslim faith school in the heart of Waltham Forest.  


At Noor ul Islam we value each child individually and aim wholeheartedly to inspire them to achieve excellence in their learning and Islamic character, enriching and serving wider society.


As such, we work tirelessly to cultivate a school environment which breeds a natural and lifelong desire for education Рboth moral and academic. 


We work together in true partnership with all stakeholders to  ensure students leave Noor-ul-Islam primary school spiritually happy and eager to engage and contribute to the diverse community and wider world that we are blessed to be a part of. 


Our aim for each child that enters our school is to provide the foundation and tools to become good, active citizens who embrace their individuality and celebrate their faith. We model an approach of fairness and sincerity to meet this aim.


We are very excited to invite you to our school and show you our special community! 

Headteacher Ms. Rahima Khan

About Noor Ul Islam Primary School

In the year 2000, parents of children attending Noor ul Islam Pre-School were anxious to ensure their children continued to receive primary education embedded within an Islamic Ethos. The trustees at Noor ul Islam Trust considered their request and agreed that it was Noor Ul Islam Trust’s aim to open a Primary School. 

The Primary school opened 1st September 2001 with 96 pupils attending Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2. The plan was to have a new intake of Reception pupils each year with pupils remaining until the end of Year 6. 

To accommodate this plan, a mezzanine floor was built by the Trust in 2002 and later on the building behind the school was purchased to provide an annexe with an extra classroom. This gave Noor ul Islam Primary School the seven classes it needed to become a complete one form entry Primary School, with facilities for over 160 pupils. 

The school has grown from strength to strength and is now a fully functioning hub for learning with various facilities. This growth has coincided with the development of Noor ul Islam Trust, in particular the Masjid, which is undertaking an ambitious ‚ÄėProject Rebuild‚Äô scheme to regenerate the Masjid at 715 High Road Leyton, into a central hub for the community. We also hope to expand the school in the future with the growing demands from the local community and further afield.


The Primary School is registered with the local authority and with Ofsted. 


Aims & Values

Our mission is to inspire our students to achieve excellence in their learning and Islamic character, enriching and serving wider society.

Islam at the centre of education

We strongly believe in providing a safe environment where an Islamic ethos is promoted throughout. Our aim is to ensure that each individual child fulfils their true academic potential.

Taking management seriously

Governors and staff at the school are dedicated to ensuring pupils achieve the best academic standards and more importantly that they have the best Islamic manners.

Promoting good character values

Our pupils live in the UK and we want them to actively take part in making this country a better place. Therefore pupils are taught a sense of responsibility and independence from an early age.

Giving children an equal chance

We want our pupils to demonstrate to those around them that they can compete with their peers and excel in what they do. But more importantly we want our pupils to have the best Islamic Character and to have ‘Taqwa’ (a balance of fear and hope) in Allaah (SWT) at all times. This will give them success and benefit the community at large.


All our staff have relevant qualifications and experience working with children. When recruiting new staff we follow safer recruitment procedures, and ensure the staff we employ are cleared by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to work with children.



Additional roles

Senior Leadership

Ms. Rahima Khan

Head Teacher


Class Teachers

Ms.Kawthar Kassim

Reception Teacher


Ms. Murrium Razak

Year 1 Teacher


Ms. Aneeqa Fazal

Year 2 Madinah Teacher


Ms. Suphiyah Mulla

Year 2 Makkah Teacher


Ms. Amal Elmajboud

Year 3 Teacher


Ms. Sidra Khalid

Year 4 Teacher


Ms. Adila Jan (AM)

Ms. Myra Malik (PM)

Year 5 Teacher


Ms. Nusrat Abdoola

Year 6 Teacher

KS2 Phase Leader

Islamic Studies Department

Mr. Eshan Imrit

Head of Islamic Studies

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr. Ebrahim Surti

Islamic Studies Teacher


Ms. Imrana Naz

Islamic Studies Teacher


Mr. Khaled Ahmed

Learning Support Assistant


Mr. Muhammad Yahya

Hifdh Teacher


Support Staff

Ms. Hawabibi Moreea


Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Ms. Masuma Akhtar

EYFS Teaching Assistant


Ms. Ruqiya Aidarous

EYFS Teaching Assistant


Ms. Lepe Begum

Intervention Support Teacher


Ms. Sheba Ali

Intervention Support Teacher


Ms. Zeenat Ali

Intervention Support Teacher


Ms. Sophia Yousaf

Pastoral Support Teacher


Ms. Zaynab Hafeji

Cover Teacher


Office Staff

Ms. Raeesa Suleman

Finance Secretary


Ms. Zahra Batool

Attendance and Welfare Officer


Ms. Zahida Hussain

Administration Officer


Ms. Tahura Husell

Clerk to Governors


Estates Staff

Mr. Gul Rawat

Premises Manager

Health & Safety Champion


Premises Cleaner


Midday Assistants

Ms. Shazia Razak

Midday Assistant 1

Midday Supervisor

Ms. Sahira Toonah

Midday Assistant 2

Deputy Midday Supervisor

Ms. Zohra Patel

Midday Assistant 3


Ms. Razia Shabir

Midday Assistant 4


Ms. Rukhsana Mushtaq

Midday Assistant 5


Ms. Aneeqa Afzal

Midday Assistant 6


Ms. Ansa Naeem

Midday Assistant 7


Ms. Nabeela Ghazanfar

Midday Assistant 8


Ms. Samina Ishaq

Midday Assistant 9


The head teacher and deputy head teacher set high expectations for the quality of teaching. They have established systems to ensure consistency between classes. This works well, and teachers understand what is expected of them and what constitutes effective learning in lessons.

(Ofsted January 2018)


The Governing Body consists of Trustees of Noor Ul Islam Trust, parents of pupils currently attending the Primary School, Community governors who do not have children in the Primary School and a staff member. The Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher also join the governing body for full Board meetings and Sub Committee meetings.


The Governing Body has statutory duties by which they are legally bound. The Governing Body is ultimately responsible for all matters relating to the school including teaching and learning, safeguarding, health and safety, staffing, premises and ensuring financial accountability.


Our legal duties include:-

· setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
· approving the school budget
¬∑ reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
· appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher


Governors work closely with the head teacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure that the school continues to improve and develop in all facets. Governors do this by working together to develop a long term vision for the school as well as annual school development plans.


The Governors play a strategic role; the head teacher is responsible for leading the school on a day to day basis.


The Full Governing Body meets termly with its detailed work carried out by the Finance and Resource Sub Committee, the Achievements, Standards & Curriculum Sub Committee and the Staff and Pupil Welfare Sub Committee with a similar frequency. 


We have recently appointed Associate Members to the Governing Board. The AM’s will assist the Board at Sub Committee level.

Category of governor; Trustee Governor
Appointed by; Noor Ul Islam
Governor since; During term of trusteeship

Committee served on; Finance and Resources

Responsibilities; Chair of Board of Governors

Category of governor; Trust Governor
Appointed by; Governing body
Governor since; 2012
Committee served on; Finance and Resources
Responsibilities; Chair of Finance and Resources Sub Committee

Category of governor; Trust Governor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; 2012
Committee served on;  Achievement, Standards and Curriculum Sub Committee
Responsibility; Chair of ASC Sub Committee, EYFS Governor, and Safeguarding Lead Governor

Category of governor; Community Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Governor since; 2014
Commitee served on; Achievement, Standards and Curriculum Sub Committee
Responsibilities; Islamic Ethos Governor and  SEND Governor

Category of governor; External Advisor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Since; 2014
Committee served on; –
Responsibilities; No additional responsibilities

Category of governor; Community Governor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; April 2018
Committee served on; Staff and Pupil Welfare

Category of governor; Parent Governor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; March 2021
Committee served on; Staff and Pupil Welfare

Category of governor; Parent Governor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; March 2021
Committee served on; Staff and Pupil Welfare

Category of governor; Community Governor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; March 2021
Committee served on; Achievement, Standards and Curriculum

Category of governor; Parent Governor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; July 2021
Committee served on; Finance and Resources

Category of governor; Trust Governor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; July 2021
Committee served on; Achievement, Standards and Curriculum

Category of governor; Clerk to the Governors
Appointed by; Governing Body
Appointed since; March 2021

Governors are highly ambitious for the school. In recent years, they have enhanced their skills and revised the systems for monitoring the school’s work and the impact of leaders’ actions.

(Ofsted January 2018)

Fundraising and Charity

We hold many fundraising activities for the trust, for the school and other charities. In the school we have a weekly “Friday charity” where the children can give support to charities such as Children with cancer UK, Unicef, The honeypot children‚Äôs charity, Shelter, Walthamforest Age UK, Macmillan Cancer support, Charity right, Lonely orphans. We have also participated in Shoebox for Syria and similar collections for Palestine and other countries in need. We sent a box with unused school books to a school in need in Africa.


We are currently fundraising for the refurbishment of our annexe building

We are refurbishing our annexe to accommodate the ever growing demand of places in our school. We aim to provide 4 new classrooms with washing facilities, 

Future Plans

Insha’Allah we plan to build on the solid foundations that have been set over the last 17 years in the Primary School by providing secondary level education for our pupils. This is an aim for the Governors and Trustees for the school and we hope to make major strides forward over the next few years towards establishing that goal.


We ask for your dua’s and continued support to be able to continue with the noble task of educating our children and future generations insha’Allah.

Contact Us


135 Dawlish Road
London.  E10 6QW

Phone: 020 8558 0786 (Option 2)