Our Brondesbury College, London, (founded by Yusuf / Cat Stevens in 1996), was recently inspected by Ofsted as part of periodic statutory school inspections. We are delighted to announce that the school has been graded ‘Outstanding’ in every category in an inspection report published today. Congratulations to all our staff and pupils for their hard work! Some of the many highlights from the report include: “The provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural devel...opment is excellent, and reflects the aims of the school. Pupils are extremely courteous and respectful to each other and adults. They are highly motivated and have a thirst for learning... Leaders and trustees have created a very positive, ambitious culture that demonstrates high expectations of staff and pupils... teaching is highly effective and ensures that pupils make exceptional progress across the curriculum... Pupils develop a strong understanding of other faiths, beliefs and cultures. They are respectful of the views and opinions of others..."
Jummah Mubarak - Friday greetings to you all!
"Once upon a lightning horse
Riding through the universe
Shedding light upon a thousand doors
Time stood still
On the Olive Hill...
On his back, the Prophet sat
Open-eyed, not looking back..."
The Olive Hill
illustration by Yusuf / Cat Stevens
The Life of the Last Prophet (peace be upon him).
The Life of the Last Prophet #OTD 1995
The Life of the Last Prophet was released on April 1 1995. The first release on Yusuf Islam’s Mountain of Light label it ...was a spoken-word recording relating the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It also featured the well-known traditional song 'Tala’a al-Badru ‘Alayna,' performed for the first time ever in Arabic and English.
The secondary school examination league tables were published today, featuring the results of the first students to sit new, tougher GCSEs in English and maths. We are delighted to announce that our secondary schools performed brilliantly once again! Islamia Girls School and Brondesbury College, both founded by Yusuf / Cat Stevens, are placed first and second in our local London borough of Brent for Attainment 8 (students' average score across eight subjects) and for the number of students achieving Grade 5 or above in English and maths. Congratulations to all the students, parents and staff for their hard work and dedication!
Thanks for all those who are supporting the PennyAppeal Winter Emergency Campaign. Please do spread the word and share the video:
The Yusuf Islam Foundation is supporting the PennyAppeal Winter Emergency Campaign. Please check the video link for a special version of a song for the campaign by our founder Yusuf / Cat Stevens. The elderly and the vulnerable need our support this winter, let's all do our bit.
Yusuf / Cat Stevens is supporting our Winter Campaign in aid of the elderly and the vulnerable with a very special version of his previously unreleased song "Cu...p of Tea," co-written with friend Paul Ryan in 1969.
We have a very special announcement to make - prepare yourself for a unique brew by the one and only Yusuf / Cat Stevens.
Check back here tomorrow to find out ...more!
In the meantime, you can help the vulnerable, homeless and elderly this winter by donating to our #WinterEmergency appeal.
Call 03000 11 11 11, or visit http://pennyappeal.org/winter?src=fb
As we enter a new year, let us do so with a reminder of a saying of the last Prophet (peace be upon him), who said:
You will not enter Paradise until you believ...e and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I guide you to a thing that should you do it, will increase love for each other? Spread the message of peace amongst one another.
A fantastic achievement by a team of students representing our Brondesbury College (founded by Yusuf / Cat Stevens) at this month’s British Junior Wrestling Championships in Cardiff, Wales! H. Limam, A. Hannan and M. Salem were crowned gold medal winners and British Champions in their respective weight categories! And the following students also performed brilliantly: Y. Tehami (Silver), Y. Enver (Silver) and T. Kheir (Bronze). Huge congratulations to all!
It’s the start of a new school term and we are very excited about the academic year ahead! The students at both our secondary schools, Islamia Girls School and Brondesbury College (both founded by Yusuf / Cat Stevens), achieved brilliant GCSE results, released last month. 100% of our exam entrants achieved at least 5 or more A*-C grades with over half of all entries graded A* or A! Congratulations to our students, parents and staff on this wonderful success!