King Fahad Academy

King Fahad Academy
أكاديمية الملك فهد بلندن
KingFahadLogo.png
King Fahad Academy's mosque and minaret, East Acton - geograph.org.uk - 15938.jpg
The academy's mosque and minaret
Address
Bromyard Avenue, London, W3 7HD.
CoordinatesCoordinates: 51°30′43″N 0°15′07″W / 51.511928°N 0.25189000000000306°W / 51.511928; -0.25189000000000306
Information
TypePrivate
Established1985
Websitethekfa.org.uk

King Fahad Academy (KFA; Arabic: أكاديمية الملك فهد بلندن) is an independent school in Acton in the London Borough of Ealing that provides an Islamic-based education for children aged from 3 to 18. The school is on the former site of the now closed Faraday High School (closed 1984).

It is a registered charity under English law,[1] and the chairman of the board of trustees is Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.

The school was founded in September 1985 under the authority of King Fahad Bin Abd Al-Aziz Al-Saud and caters to the children of Saudi diplomats, Arab Muslims, and the local community in London.[2]

Textbook Controversy

In February 2007, the school was featured on BBC's Newsnight programme.[3] The school's director, Dr. Sumaya Aluyusuf, defended the use of Saudi textbooks describing religions other than Islam as "worthless" and comparing their adherents to pigs and monkeys. The books were later edited, and the controversial descriptions removed as they were found to not adhere to Islamic beliefs of equality and peace.[4][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "THE KING FAHAD ACADEMY LIMITED, registered charity no. 327342". Charity Commission for England and Wales.
  2. ^ "History of the KFA." King Fahad Academy. Retrieved on 24 September 2015.
  3. ^ King Fahad Academy newsnight part 1 of 2 King Fahad Academy newsnight part 2 of 2
  4. ^ "School edits controversial books." BBC. Wednesday 7 February 2007.
  5. ^ "Saudi school's regret over books." BBC. Tuesday 20 February 2007.

External links

  • Official website
  • Official website (in Arabic)
  • Ofsted: King Fahad Academy
  • Edubase: King Fahad Academy
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