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20th March 2020

Dear Parents/ carers

As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus and you will already be aware that nationally all schools are closing today. The government has however asked schools from Monday onwards to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. We are being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children – children who are vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.

Many parents working in these key worker sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home and the government has asked that If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

Advice for parents is available on the following link.



On Monday 23rd March 2020, Leicester Islamic Academy will be partially open, providing support for those children who cannot remain at home. We will be providing a limited timetable of activities.


For children coming in to school as of Monday 23rd March 2020, the following measures/precautions must be taken:

  • Children not to come in uniform (please dress modestly)– we recommend freshly washed clothes to be worn daily to minimise the risk and spread of infection.
  • No hot lunches will be available so children should bring water bottles, fruit and packed lunches from home.
  • Children should also bring back their learning packs which were sent home.
  • Up to date contact details for family members must be available within school and emergency contact details should your child become poorly/exhibit symptoms of contracting coronavirus.
  • If you become unwell with coronavirus symptoms, you must immediately contact school and arrange for collection of your child.
  • Social distancing must be enforced whilst your child is not in school if we are to prevent/minimise the spread of infection.
  • School must be informed if you no longer fall within the critical worker list or you have been asked to self-isolate.
  • Thorough hand washing to take place at home just before leaving the home.
  • Children must be dropped off at 8:25am and picked up at 2:40pm from the school hall.

We will also be offering similar arrangements during the Easter holiday break. If we do make any changes, we will send you further information as soon as possible via email.

Yours sincerely

Mrs T Jakhura

Head teacher

Assalaam Alaikum,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our school website.  Leicester Islamic Academy was founded in 1982, and has a rich history of success for all. Many of our alumni have gone on to be successful in the fields of Medicine, Accountancy, Pharmacy, Teaching, Dentistry and many other professional careers. We offer a friendly, happy Islamic educational setting for your child to thrive in.

We are blessed with well-equipped classrooms that are resourced to provide an ideal environment in which young minds can achieve to the best of their potential. We are situated on a large site, in the leafy area of Stoneygate, Leicester.  We are ideally located near to the main transport routes into Leicester and are in walking distance of the City centre and the Universities. We are fortunate to have a Pre-school Unit, LIA Gems, that provides a caring and nurturing environment from the age of three months to three years.

For Primary school age children from age three in Nursery to age eleven in Year 6, Leicester Islamic Academy provides a stimulating education that allows children to thrive spiritually and reach their full academic potential.  Children end their LIA school journey in Year 6 with excellent academic skills and an Islamic education based on the Quran and the Sunnah.

Our motto is ‘Excellence Everyday’, this is lived out by our wonderful pupils and our dedicated staff team. Our Mission statement is a clear reflection of our values and ethos.  We have an LIA school vision that is based on every child developing a strong deen and growing up to be a responsible British citizen who gives back to society through hard work and service.

To see our vision in practice, come and visit us! We look forward to welcoming to you to our friendly and caring school, Leicester Islamic Academy. Together with you today, we grow the leaders of tomorrow.

Mrs S. Khan