Our Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa salaam) said: “Each of you is a shepherd and responsible for his flock…” Reported by, Al-Bukharee (2554), Muslim (1829) Ahmad in al Musnad (4495).

It is therefore the duty of every parent and educator to instil the proper Tarbiyyah (education and upbringing/cultivation) in our children regarding every aspect of their lives in order to please Allah and to provide their children with a strong foundation. Tarbiyah is an Arabic word that means raising and nurturing, often used in the context of childhood education. It is not restricted to the school setting alone but pervades all aspects of the child’s life.

Alhamdullilah, we have had many parents who have relocated with this in mind – to provide their children with the best and correct education, even if that means giving up high salaries and big city living. 

Stoke-on-Trent, the home of North Road Academy, is situated in the North West of the Midlands, UK. Ideally located about halfway between Manchester and Birmingham, it takes less than an hour to travel to either city, with great transport links to easily get to other nearby locations such as Derby, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Crewe and Cheshire to name a few. It is also surrounded by some of the most stunning countryside in the world. The city has a unique setup in that it is a federation of 6 smaller towns: Burslem, Tunstall, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Fenton and there are many cultural heritage sites; a mix of modern and traditional.  


Parent Story

Parent Story

We used to live in London, and although there’s plenty of Islamic schools around, but the fees are just extortionate! Even with both of us working, we couldn’t afford to pay fees, run the house and pay the rent too comfortably. We had a look around at other locations and stoke seemed affordable and we actually managed to buy our house, rather than rent. We now live comfortably knowing our children are being correctly educated and we have ownership within a decent setting الحمد لله. 

Parent Story

Parent Story

I moved from Birmingham to Stoke-on-Trent purely because there’s less distraction and its a quieter community here. There were options for schools there but none had the balance of both aqeedah and academia. Their locations also meant my children would have to change multiple buses because of where we lived. Since moving to stoke, we managed to live close to the school so they can walk and not be exposed to other trials along the way.

Stoke-on-Trent offers numerous job and career opportunities, both within the city and nearby locations. There is extensive development planned by the council to enhance the city’s offerings and create further opportunities. The city is an affordable place to live with low house prices, rent and overall living costs which means one can live comfortably whilst maintaining school fees. 

The school benefits tremendously from having a Masjid within the school grounds Alhamdullilah. Masjid Abi Hurairah is a multi-purpose building, allowing children to pray their daily prayers during school hours with ease. With ladies facilities too, the Masjid caters for the whole family to be able to pray to Allah ﷻ and learn about Islam. 

North Road Academy is conveniently located in the heart of a Muslim community, with access to halal food and Islamic clothing and attire shops all within a mile radius. There are numerous halal restaurants, takeaways and dessert places within the area, and there are multiple doctors surgeries and dentists within the surrounding area.