We want children at Al Huda Primary & Little Gems to learn, to lead and to make a difference

At Little Gems Nursery we provide provision for children from the term following their 2nd or 3rd birthday:-

  • Two-year-old places are based on eligibility. Please contact the school office to check your eligibility.
  • We also offer a limited number of paid places, Monday – Friday. (morning or afternoon sessions)
  • Three year old places are free of charge for all children. Parents can choose either 15 hours Monday – Friday in the morning or afternoon sessions.
  • We have a limited number of 30 hour places for working parents, who meet the eligibility criteria. Further information is provided through the childcare choices website.

ALL 15-hour places are offered as morning or afternoon sessions, Monday to Friday.

We encourage all parents to add their child’s name and details to the waiting list as soon as possible. An application form can be found under ‘Admissions’.
For further assistance please call Shabana Apa in the school office, 01204 841377.


Al-Huda Academy is a registered charity.

Staff have exceptionally strong bonds with children and very high expectations in relation to what children can achieve. Staff are trained well. They have a good understanding of the education, welfare and personal development requirements of children in the early years and a full appreciation of how young children learn.” – Ofsted Report 2019

Workbooks are detailed and meticulously maintained. They show that, currently, children are making good progress through the Nursery classes and the Reception class. Children are highly communicative, cooperative and eager to explore the world around them.” – Ofsted Report 2019

Teachers use effective techniques.

Indoor provision is highly stimulating and clearly linked to the different areas of learning in the Early year’s curriculum.

Parents who met with the inspector spoke very highly about their children’s progress and opportunities available for parents to talk to staff and get involved in their children’s learning. Parents are eager to chart their children’s development and learning at home, as show in workbooks. Parents typically commented that: ‘My children have been learning and progressing with the support of the teachers. The school communicates well with us on a regular basis’ and ‘My child loves the school.Ofsted Report 2019

  • Learning program with after-school
  • Positive learning environment
  • Learning through play



Children grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually through activities relating to themselves and others. Within our school, we have a wealth of diversity of thought, experience and culture, which enhances each child’s development.

It is our intention to create a very happy ‘family school’ where there is a sense of purpose and well-being, a connection with our precious pupils and their families, a place where children and adults are glad to be. Good behaviour is looked for, acknowledged and always rewarded.

By consistently focusing on the child’s strengths and achievements. We aim not only for academic success but also to build a tradition of respect, good manners, and a sense of responsibility amongst our children. Your children will have the widest possible curriculum in a positive climate that enables everyone to succeed.

Al-Huda has many factors within the school to inspire all our children to become strong, enthusiastic and happy learners

At the same time, to also revive holistic Islamic Tarbiyah, and by using the Qur’an and Sunnah as guiding beacons we educate children on Islamic knowledge, creed and morals.

In regards to our Islamic faith throughout our daily life. We provide a religious syllabus which develops our children’s knowledge and understanding of our faith.

In a responsible manner, showing respect, courtesy and consideration at all times in accordance with the teachings of the Prophet (ﷺ). We have very high expectations of our pupils in this regard and all children are encouraged to act as Ambassadors for Islam, throughout primary school.


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