Your son’s safety and welfare during their boarding experience is extremely important to us, you can find information on guidelines and procedures here.

The British Muslim School’s boarding facilities is a new phenomenon. It will provide the state of the art facilities in boarding. The boarding arrangements and the facilities are managed by a team of well qualified professionals who have the appropriate qualifications.

All rules are intended to ensure the safety and welfare of students, boarders and the smooth functioning of the school. Boarders are expected to abide by them.


Parents should ensure their child do not bring any of the prohibited items to the School. If any of the prohibited items are brought to the School they will be confiscated immediately.
Rules & Regulations
  1. Good manners, a sense of responsibility and tidiness are expected of boarders at all times and especially when representing the school away from the school premises.
  2. Attendance at all classes, as well as any scheduled Islamic programmes or other activities organised by school, is compulsory.  Boarders are expected to show a positive attitude and involvement in all class & boarding activities.
  3.  Disruptive behaviour is not tolerated. Violent, bullying, threatening or dishonest behaviour is not permitted.
  4. Boarders should respect the property of others. They are not allowed to keep any money, valuables, any electronic gadgets or mobile phones etc. with them. All pocket money will be deposited in the office and any boarder found with money in pocket will be liable to strict disciplinary action or even expulsion.
  5. Boarders should take care in their personal appearance and ensure that their clothes are neat and clean.  Hair must be of natural colour and of a style and cut approved by the senior staff of the school.
  6. Boarders must be taken home at the end all term Holidays.
Prohibited Items
  1. Walkman/Personal Stereo/ CD players (with headphones) MP3/4 players, cameras, game consoles, laptop computers, netbooks, iPods, iPad, etc.
  2. Photographs
  3. Any literature that is deemed inappropriate or un-Islamic by the school
  4. Electrical goods i.e. Irons, toasters, electric heaters etc.
  5. Chewing Gum
  6. Hazardous & dangerous items i.e. matches, lighters, candles (even if ornamental), hot water bottles, kitchen knives, pen knives etc.
  7. Laser pens
  8. Colored eye contact lenses.
  9. Mobile Phones. (These will only be allowed if handed in to the office immediately upon arrival. Students will be allowed to collect and use them during allocated times and in cases of emergency. Mobile Phones with Camera features and Internet access (data) are not allowed, as these cannot be regulated efficiently by the School.)
Where boarders have failed to follow the rules and regulations, disciplinary measures may follow.
Reasons for an Exlusion
  1. Entering any other dormitories without permission of the duty staff
  2. Going to the ground floor, lower ground floor or upper floor after Isha Salah in any circumstances
  3. Going to different floors at any other times without the permission of the duty staff
  4. Being late to bed for a maximum of 3 nights
  5. Any form of physical abuse
  6. Leaving the premises without permission of the duty staff
  7. Making arguments or disobeying the duty staff
  8. Having mobile phones without the knowledge of the boarding master
Reasons for Sanctions
  1. Ragging of the students (Abusing, Teasing, Robbing, etc)
  2. Being late to wake up for Salah, Suhur and School etc.
  3. Going to toilets frequently without a reason
  4. Locking the dormitory doors at any time
  5. Disturbing others and making noise
  6. Not cleaning their waste and plates after eating.
  7. Not wearing school uniform

Sanctions include reciting Quran for half an hour to one hour, isolation, doing some extra works, exclusion from extracurricular activities (such as; going out, sports, swimming etc.) and temporary exclusion from boarding.

Please note: If any unauthorised items are found in boarder’s possession (such as; mobile phones, money more than £5.00 etc) shall be confiscated and must not be returned to the students or parents at all.
Parents must pay for any damages caused by their child to the school property.

Additional Important Information
  • The school & boarding are equipped with CCTV Cameras to observe activities of students.
  • Facilities for sports and games are available to the boarders for the all-round growth.
  • Boarders must bring the clothing and other essential things as per the list provided by the school.
  • They should always be punctual and maintain strict discipline.
  • Rooms have to be kept neat and clean at all times
  • Should not waste water and electricity.
  • All purchases by the boarders must be done through the school authorities or parents and Guardians.
  • Students are expected to use the study time profitably and strict silence has to be maintained in the study hall.
  • Students may bring a pair of Slippers to be worn in the boarding.
  • In case of sickness, it should be reported to the Boarding staff and the Manager for appropriate action.
  • Boarders have to pay all dues towards the school before leaving the boarding at the end of the academic year.
  • Furniture may not be removed from any residence room or common area without the approval of the Boarding staff.
  • Any damage caused to the school property will be recovered along with a fine
  • Any boarder leaving the school in the middle of the academic year has to pay the boarding fee for the entire year.
  • Students are informed to utilise the boarding notice board to expose their talents in drawing, essay, composing poems etc. (Drawing of living things are not allowed in Islam)
  • Students should wear clean clothes on the campus. Students should wear Jubba (Thobe) & cap compulsorily for Fajr, Zuhar, A’sr, Magrib & Isha Salah.
  • Students are informed to keep their Thoub neatly.
  • Washing machine shall be used to wash clothing 2 days a week.
  • The students must wash their plates & glass after use. It must not be put in the washbasin instead must be kept in the designated place.
  • Students are informed not to waste any water.
  • Students must take care to set out of their shoes in an orderly manner outside the dormitories and prayer Hall. Write your names in your footwear to avoid confusion. Wear your own shoes when you leave. Wearing others’ shoes is prohibited. If anybody found wearing others’ shoes, they will be punished or fined up to £50.
  • Students should go to bed early at night & wake up early in the morning. Bedtime and Wake up timings will differ according to Isha and Fajr salah.
  • If any personal problems arise students must approach the Boarding staff or the Manager.
  • Students should hand over their medicines to the Boarding staff for safekeeping.
  • Students must fold their bedsheet after use; prepare the bed sheets for the washing machine as per the schedule. Collect the bed sheet after the wash.
  • Unwashed clothing should be dumped properly in a single designated place.

Additional Information Regarding Mobile Phones

There are significant privacy and security challenges associated with the use of mobile phones, particularly those which have image, video and sound recording capabilities. Students using a camera phone to record and/or share material that could be considered intrusive and a form of harassment will face serious consequences including expulsion from the school. Similarly, any inappropriate use of a mobile phone could lead to suspension or even expulsion.

The school recommends parents not to send their child with a mobile phone. However, if a parent wishes his child to have a mobile phone for contact purposes only then the following rules must be adhered to:

All phones must be handed into the office immediately upon arrival at the school.
  • Students will not be allowed to keep their phones.
  • Students are not allowed mobile phones that have cameras, nor are they allowed mobile phones that have internet access.
  • Students will only be allowed to use their mobile phones at the allocated times in the main building.
  • Students must return the phone to the office immediately after use.
  • If any student needs to contact his parents as a matter of urgency, he should go to the office,  boarding master or the school office.

If a student fails to hand in his mobile phone after arrival to the school from short leave/vacation then his phone will be confiscated and will not be returned to him until the end of the academic year. If for any reason a student forgets to give in his mobile phone after taking it out for use, then this will result in the student not being able to use the mobile phone for a week. If this continues then the student’s mobile phone will be confiscated and returned to the parent at the end of the academic year.

Guidance on Visiting

Parents, family and friends can visit during the allocated times only. However, the school must be notified prior to the visit.

Wednesday: 04.00 pm – 05.00 pm

Weekends: 07.30 pm – 08.30 pm

  • All visitors must report to the reception and must sign the visitors’ book.
  • Parents, guardians and relatives will only be allowed to visit their son in the allocated meeting room. No Parent/Guardian or relative will be allowed to go into the boarding house due to safeguarding rules and regulations.
  • All visitors must sign out (in the visitor’s book) before leaving.

Home Visits/Short Leave/ Weekend Leave

  1. Your son is permitted to visit home for a weekend; Saturday from 12:15 pm and return on Sunday before 5:00 pm. It must be noted that prior permission should be sought by phoning in at the office to confirm when leave will be given. Consent is required for students of all age groups (this is to ensure that parents know that their boarders are coming home). If the case is that a student is unable to return by the appointed time on Sunday due to unforeseen circumstances then you should ring the School/Madrasah immediately to inform of this.
  2. In cases of medical appointments or otherwise, an appointment card/letter must be provided upon request. If leave is necessary for such purposes, parents should inform the office staff, via phone/e-mail, before the date of appointment. Parents should not book any appointments for their boarders which are just before any holidays start and just after any holidays finish, subsequently ‘extending’ their holiday. Doing this will undermine your boarder’s progress in his studies.
  3. Leave will not be granted any earlier than 24 to 48 hours for weddings and/or Walkman in the immediate family. Wedding invitations cards or similar should be provided as verification.
  4. Please bear in mind that in line with DFE regulations, we will no longer be able to authorise any term-time holidays unless there are exceptional circumstances that warrant such a holiday, in which case you will be required to fill out a holiday authorisation form (available upon request) before any bookings. Prices and the fact that parents have booked a holiday before checking with the school are not valid reasons.
  5. If a parent takes a boarder on an unauthorised term-time holiday, then the School will inform the local child missing in education officer of the council. The School will also remove your child from its roll and you will be required to reapply for admission. (A Re-admission fee will also be charged)
  6. Whenever a student takes leave, under all circumstances parents/guardians must ensure that both parties (student/parents/ guardians) sign out’ at the office before leaving and ‘sign in’ upon return.
  7. The students should be picked up and brought back strictly on the dates and time given to them.
  8. The boarders will not be sent with any other person unless he/she brings a letter of authorisation from the parent.
  9. Boarders are not allowed to go out of the campus without the authorisation of the Boarding Staff. Boarding House is supervised by an experienced Boarding Manager. In addition, all the boarding students are well taken care of by the Boarding Staff who are responsible for their welfare and academic progress and also counsels students on real-life issues besides their academic concerns. Facilities also provided for their recreational purpose
  10. For safety reasons, boarders under the age of 16 cannot be allowed to go on public transport unless accompanied by an adult.

Pocket Money and Care of Possessions

The school has its own students’ bank which is run and operated by a member of staff. Students can keep their money in the school bank. A written record is kept of all transactions and students will be required to sign when they draw money from their account as well as when they pay money into their account.

Boarding Accommodation

A lot of money, time, energy and effort have been spent on repairing and renovating the school. We are trying our best to keep the school a clean and pleasant environment for your child to reside and study in. We require your help as parents to teach your child how to stay clean and carry out small tasks such as supervising them whilst vacuuming their room, cleaning up after meal times and making their beds etc.

If your child defaces the walls of his room, or damages the carpet, or breaks any furniture etc. then he will be liable for the cost of replacing these things. Please encourage your child to look after and take care of his property as well as the property of the school in a reasonable, respectful and appropriate manner.

Medical Appointments

  • Students can be registered at the local doctor/dentist.
  • Students will be treated in Madrasah first and if necessary will be sent to the local doctor/dentist or hospital.
  • All travel costs must be paid by students. This can be through the student bank. If a student has insufficient funds in his bank he will be allowed to take credit from the bank which will have to be paid back as soon as possible.

Notice to Boarders

  • The students’ bank opens once a week.
  • When you first come to the school you are required to give your money to the office staff who will put it into the students’ bank for you.
  • The bank manager will issue you a reference number. Remember it and quote it every time you visit the bank.
  • If you are given or sent money from home hand it immediately to the office staff during office hours and to the Manager outside office hours.
  • You should not keep more than £5 with you at any one time.
  • You are requested to keep your valuables safe. The school holds no responsibility for anything lost.
  • Every student will have a lockable cabinet in which he can keep his personal possessions and valuables.
  • It is each and every single student’s responsibility that they are adequately equipped for their school lessons. They should check that they have a black pen, a blue pen, a green pen, a pencil, a ruler, a rubber and a scientific calculator. A math’s set is also required for KS4 (GCSE) students. Students should also be equipped with spare pens and pencils.
  • Students should take utmost care of their books, stationary and school bags as well as their Qur’ans. In light of this, lockers are available to be purchased from the Madrasah, students should see the Manager to buy this. We will charge a deposit of £10 for a locker, which will be returned to the student/parent once the need for the locker ended. However, if the locker has been damaged in any way, or the keys have been misplaced or lost, then this deposit will not be given back.

Guidance on Phone Calls

Parents can make telephone calls to speak to their child only if necessary on Saturdays between 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm and Sundays between 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm. For any other queries, please call the reception (8.30 am 4.30 pm)

In case of an emergency, parents can contact the Boarding Manager.

Additional Information Regarding Disciplinary Actions

Any student, who has breached any of the regulations, shall normally be warned by the staff and where necessary, possible disciplinary action may follow.

Strict action will be taken on:

  • Displaying unhealthy personal habits on the premises, which may affect the well-being of other resident students.
  • Wilfully causing a disturbance or being a nuisance to other residents; creating excessive noise in any manner that may intrude on the quietude of the Boarding and other residents; assaulting any other resident or member of staff; demonstrating aggressive behaviour towards any persons on the premises.
  • Participating in any form of indecent or illicit behaviour or act.
The British Muslim School adopts various sanctions against boarders who break the school rules.

Internal Suspension: The boarder attends all lessons but in their free time must undertake community service and miss any extra-curriculum activities such as sport. This may last for a week and is used for a serious breach of school rules or persistent bad behaviour.

Suspension: The boarder may be asked to leave the school for a short period. This is not a holiday, and may disrupt the boarder’s academic work; it would be used for a very serious breach of school rules such as bullying.

Expulsion: In extreme cases, a boarder may be asked to leave the school altogether. There is no refund of school fees.

The decision of the school is final in all matters.