About Us

Our humble beginnings…

Due to a huge demand within the community, we opened Rochdale Girls’ School in September 2003 in a small building on Taylor Street which was initially used as an old rope factory. After some renovations (and a lot of hard work!) it was converted into a building used for educational purposes. Girls aged 11 – 16 were educated using the National Curriculum and Islamic moral values as a guideline underpinning everything.

How we grew…

As demand from the community increased, it became inevitable that we could no longer use such a small building with such few facilities to educate our youngsters. After a lot of hard work from the community in raising funds and much dedication from the management, a nearby building was sought which was no longer in use. In the past it had been the local music school, but the previous owners had relocated and the building had stood empty for almost five years. Muslim Education Association bought this and started the long, hard task of renovating the building whilst carefully retaining its magnificent Victorian features.

The students from Taylor Street moved to Greenbank Road and then we decided to use the Taylor Street building to facilitate the boy’s section of our school.

Where we are now…

Currently we have 147 students studying across our sites – 110 at the Girls’ Site and 37 at the Boys’ Site. Due to the increase in students, we have Alhamdulillah also been able to increase our staff and now we are able to employ a lot of specialists who can really bring their individual subjects to life. We still have a long, hard road ahead of us, but with the fantastic, dedicated team of staff and volunteers and the hard work of our community, we will be able to achieve everything for our future generations.