Sunday, 31 March 2013

Islamic high school to open in Glasgow

Muslim community group buys �400,000 building in Glasgow. Picture: Robert PerrySCOTLAND’S first Islamic secondary school is to be opened in Glasgow by a group of Muslim parents.

The Glasgow Community Education Association (GCEA) has bought Abbotsford House, a former state school in the Gorbals, for £400,000 and plans to rename the B-listed Victorian building The Islamic Institute. It will offer private secondary education to boys and girls, as well as a nursery.

The school will be funded by parents, businessmen and members of Glasgow’s Muslim community.

A spokesperson for the GCEA told Scotland on Sunday: “We can confirm that the building has been purchased, and we are now focused on getting the project moving ­forward.


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