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Rabia School is a coeducational independent Islamic faith school located in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. The school is owned and operated by a charitable trust. It is the only Islamic school to offer secondary and sixth form education in Bedfordshire.
Rabia School was established in January 1996 as a girls school with only seven pupils of primary age on the school register in a residential building. In October 2005 the school expanded by acquiring new, bigger premises for a boys school. Today the school is a full-time primary and secondary independent school for girls and boys aged 5-16 years. Additionally, the school site also now incorporates a nursery school for children aged 2-5 and a sixth form centre offering A level courses for students aged 16+.
The school today
Girls and boys attending the school are taught separately in different buildings. The school offers a mainstream education, but also has courses and subjects tailored to the Islamic faith. Special courses include Arabic, Urdu, as well as Aalim courses, and the chance for some pupils to memorise the whole of the Quran. Rabia School has gained a reputation for exceptional GCSE results, with the school achieving one of the highest GCSE pass rates in Bedfordshire in 2004.
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