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Located within the ward are areas of mixed housing, industrial units and open land, including Blackburn Cemetery. Little Harwood is a multi-cultural place and there are many mosques and churches in the town to cater for the various religious denominations.
There are two state-funded schools located in the ward of Little Harwood: St Stephen’s CE Primary School and Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School. St Stephen’s was formed 2010 when an infants and junior school combined on one site on Robinson Street at a multi-coloured rectangular building costing around £7million. Tauheedul Islam Boys' High School is a free school which opened in 2012. There are also two independent schools within the ward of Little Harwood; Madressa-e-Islamia Educational Centre and Jamiatul-llm Wal Huda UK School.
Masjid-e-Sajedeen, formerly Unit 4 Cinemas, is the hub of the local Muslim community whose numbers have increased manifold since the arrival of the original Gujerati Sidat and Musa families into the area in the early 1960s. The former came from Harangam, India whilst the latter (originally from Sarnar, India) from Nairobi, Kenya.