Guided by the Qur’an and the Sunnah, we will strive with sincerity to represent, inspire, motivate, support and build capacity in institutions, so that they become centres of excellence.

The AMS will endeavour to support institutions to develop sustainable approaches and strategies that cultivate productive and transformative leadership, with an aim to provide holistic education to all learners so that they:

  • Attain Taqwa and Ihsan

  • Love the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم and his Sunnah
  • Love Learning and the Pursuit of Academic Excellence
  • Develop Effective Leadership Skills
  • Attain their Full Potential
  • Contribute Positively to their own well being and that of their Families, Communities, Society and Environment

Guided by the Qur’an and the Sunnah, we will strive with sincerity to represent, inspire, motivate, support and build capacity in institutions, so that they become centres of excellence.


To See all Muslims Schools Performing with
Ihsan (Excellence)

Our Aim

Representing Muslims in education within the UK

Supporting the development of outstanding schools, old and new. 

Meeting the needs of our members and the sector in general

What We Do

Advocacy and Representation

One of the core roles of AMS UK is to represent the views and interests of Muslim schools to the Department for Education, statutory bodies and the private sector where appropriate. The sphere of education attracts a broad coalition of partners across the public, private and community spectrum.

In this respect, AMS UK seeks to ensure Muslim schools play a dynamic role in nurturing talent, building stronger communities and contributing to economic well-being for all through partnership and advocacy activities.

An important aspect of this role involves participation in consultation forums on education policy and the dissemination of information from such activities to our member schools. AMS UK also makes written submission, where appropriate to consultations on education policy changes, particularly those that may impact on Muslim schools and the provision of values-based, faith-sensitive education.

AMS UK has participated in many discussions on the subject of Islamic education and Muslim schools via television, radio and print media to not only demonstrate the positive impact of Muslim schools but to also counter the inaccurate and sometimes negative portrayal of Muslim schools across different media.



The Association of Muslim Schools UK (AMS UK) was established in 1992 to coordinate the work of Muslim schools and share best practice in advancing the education of Muslim children in the United Kingdom (UK).

AMS UK acts as an umbrella body for registered Muslim schools in the UK, currently numbering 156 (2013), the vast majority of which are affiliated to it as members. A Muslim school is defined by having Islam as its religious designation (or character) which underpins its educational provision in terms of values and ethos.

AMS is officially recognized by the Department for Education (DfE) as representing the interests of Muslim schools and in providing support for its members to flourish in order that they make a tangible contribution to the lives and well-being of children and young people in the UK. Our members strive to ensure that they work with and serve children and families from faith and non-faith backgrounds through direct education provision, charitable activities and joint initiatives with other service providers.

The membership portfolio of AMS UK, across the independent, voluntary aided and Free School spectrum includes:

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools (girls and boys)
  • Residential boarding schools, some of which cater for post-16 provision that specialise in advanced Islamic study programmes.

The curriculum provision, across our members, combines teachings of Islam alongside teaching of the National Curriculum subject areas within a faith-based context. Regulatory compliance and the quality of education in Muslim schools is monitored and evaluated through school inspections commissioned by the Department for Education, and carried out by either Of sted or the Bridge Schools Inspectorate.

AMS UK is a member-led organisation and as such its leadership is democratically elected by its members. The members can participate in and contribute to the work of AMS UK by being elected onto the Executive Committee, which elects the office bearers, chairman, vice chairman and the treasurer.

Head Office

We operate a virtual office with many of our team located across the country.

The team is made up of permanent and contract staff, including a project manager and administrator.

We also have a pool of specialist personnel including support, school support partners trainers, and more.