King Fahad Academy

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For the school in Germany, see King Fahd Academy (Germany).
The academy's mosque and minaret

King Fahad Academy (KFA; Arabic: أكاديمية الملك فهد بلندن‎‎) is an independent school in Acton in the London Borough of Ealing, providing an Islamic-based education for children aged from 3 to 18.

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

The school was founded in September 1985 by the authority of King Fahad Bin Abd Al-Aziz Al-Saud with the aim of providing a high standard of schooling for the children of Saudi diplomats, Arab Muslims and the local community in London.[2]

Textbook controversy[edit]

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.[4][5]

See also[edit]

British schools in Saudi Arabia:


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