A New Madrasah System For Our Community
Makarim Academy is the new name for Chelmsford Muslim Society's madrasah.
The name was adopted as part of a comprehensive review and a new development plan, under the leadership of Shaykh Shams Adduha, to improve the curriculum, the resources and the delivery of education at CMS.
As part of the plan, the CMS and Iqra madrasahs were successfully unified into one larger madrasah along with merging of all staff and resources, with the aim of providing the best possible education system for the Chelmsford community.
Some features of the new curriculum and education system:
Responsive to the needs of 21st century children facing 21st century challenges, in particular, challenges to their iman.
Covering a broad academic offering of subjects and skills, including: Quran, Quranic Arabic, Fiqh of worship, Aqeedah & Islamic philosophy, Islamic History, Akhlaq & Personal Development, Critical thinking and more.
A learner centred curriculum based on a vision of what we want our children to be like.
In madrasah studies, the conventional areas of emphasis tend to be teaching children to read Qur'an and teaching them how to pray and practice the fundamentals. At Makarim we will do these things to a high standard, and in addition, we will place a great deal of emphasis with dedicated contact time to things like akhlaq and character education, Islamic philosophy, and Islamic spirituality.
To ensure high standards of delivery and overcome the shortage of local ulama (in contrast to places like London), we will implement a rigorous programme of training for all teachers delivered by Shaykh Shams and other leaders in Islamic pedagogy.
Our core curriculum will be taught to children aged 5-14 (yrs 1-9), with additional opportunities for excelling students such as hifdh (memorisation of the Qur'an), interventions for struggling students, and extra curricular activities.
All of our children will benefit from outstanding facilities at the Hamptons Leisure Centre with some children also studying at upgraded facilities at our town Masjid.
Starting with a transition period from September 2022:
From September 2022, we will start the new curriculum with the youngest children, and make transitional arrangements for older children to fill gaps in previous learning and align their learning to the aims of the new curriculum as far as possible.
Ages 5 to 14
We have additional programmes for older teenagers 14-18. Please see the menu for our Youth Mentoring Programme and Learned Youth Programme.
Option 1: Saturday (9.45am - 1.30pm) and Tuesday (5.15pm - 7.40pm)
Option 2: Sunday (9.45am - 2.45pm)
+ Optional extra-curricular activities and classes may be organised
Hamptons Centre, CM2 9FH
£600 per annum
Payable in 2 instalments: £300 before starting, £300 at the start of the second term.
10% sibling discount