As-salamu 'alaykum! Welcome to Manara

Pursuing excellence in holistic Islamic education




SUNDAY 27TH APRIL, 2.30- 6.00

Performance by Talib al-Habib


Talks by Shaykh Yahya Rhodus (Zaytuna College, USA)

Lutfi Radwan, Willowbrook Organic Farm

Shamaila Akram, Tuba Seed Permaculture


Qur'an recitation by Omar Aswat, award-winning Qari

In support of Manara Academy & 'Solar for Syria'

Join us at Judgemeadow Community College for an afternoon of inspiration, information and fun, with nasheeds, presentations, stalls, food, auction, books, face painting, information on green living, natural health, activities for children and more...


Proceeds will go towards the development of Manara's EcoSchool project, as well as to buy solar-powered lamps and mobile phone chargers for Syrian refugees, from the charity 'Solar for Syria'.


Tickets available online (click here) or from the Manara School Office and Chinabox Clothing, 136 Green Lane Road, LE5 6HP, or ring 07915 602459. Adults (13+) £10 / Children (5-12) £7, Family of 4- £30. For information, contact (0116) 251 1971 or 07915 602459. For stalls, ring 07804 594925. 



Manara Education C.I.C. is an independent, non-sectarian Muslim organisation which aims to promote holistic approaches to Islamic education and parenting, and academic excellence and virtue for young people.


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;

- 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 from August 2014, 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



To read a recent interview with the Headteacher, see this link to Leicester's Injamatt website, here.


Read more about our name, leadership, management and Directors here.


Read about our teaching staff 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...