AMS UK Membership Information

The Association of Muslim Schools UK (AMS) is governed by its Shura Council, elected from and by its member schools. All member schools have the opportunity to take part in AMS’s decision-making processes at the Annual General Meeting or even nominate a representative for election to the Shura Council where they can provide guidance and vision to AMS and the membership of Muslim schools under its umbrella.

The purpose of the Association is to help Muslim schools fulfil their potential by assisting them in improving the quality of teaching and learning and in improving networking between schools so they can share best practice. AMS’s close relationship with the Department for Education, where AMS representatives meet with senior civil servants as part of the Faith Providers Committee, also allows us to help policy and decision makers better understand the outstanding work Muslim schools are doing to contribute to society.

We hope that by becoming an AMS member school, you can help the Association to continue growing as it has done and that your involvement helps us and Muslim schools throughout the country to improve.


Services available to AMS UK member schools:

– Representation with the Department for Education.

– Facilitation of VA and Free School applications, i.e. applying for state funding.

– CPD, INSETs and Teacher Training.

Your school will be assigned a regional Cluster Lead who will consult with you and other schools in your area before planning teacher training workshops for you and your staff. Member schools receive a 50% discount to all regional training events.

– Jobs Board

Member schools can advertise vacant positions on our popular jobs board for free.

– School Improvement Partners

SIP visits are available to member schools where senior management with Muslim schools background will visit, evaluate and set a plan of action for the member school who requests it.  There is a charge for this, but it is only open to member schools.

– Inspection Support Programme

Member schools can enlist the help and support of trained consultants prior to inspection.

– Section 48 Inspections

AMS UK is the only Muslim body recognised by the government to represent the interests of Muslim schools and undertakes Section 48 inspections for all Muslim-faith VA schools, Free Schools and Academies.

– QTS Assessment Route Only Courses for unqualified staff.

Applicants from member schools must have 2 years teaching experience (across two placements) and a degree.

– NPQH Subsidy Scheme

Only senior management in AMS UK member schools are eligible to apply for the one third subsidy for the National Professional Qualification for Headship, the nationally accredited Headteachers qualification course run by the National College of School Leadership (NCSL).  The total cost of the course is £3,800.

For more information, please download our AMS UK Prospectus.


You may now choose from one of the options below:



Renew Membership – If you are an existing member, you can renew your membership and ensure you continue to receive the benefits of being an AMS UK member school.

Apply for Membership – If you would like to become a member for the 2016/17 academic year, you can send an application to AMS UK.

Service Pack *NEW FOR 2016/17*   AMS UK is pleased to offer its services to nurseries, tuition centres and proposed schools via our Service Pack. The Service Pack allows organisations who are not eligible for membership to access our training events and services at discounted rates for a whole year.



– Membership is only open to day schools registered with the Department for Education (or the corresponding relevant body in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

– There is a one-off joining fee of £100.00 to become a member of AMS UK with an annual subscription of £250.00 per academic year for independent schools and £750.00 for state-funded schools (i.e. VA, Free Schools and Academies).

– Membership is free for the first year for new independent schools (i.e. schools that have been newly established in the last 2 years.)