Wycombe Quran Academy (WQA) was set up in September 2012 in High Wycombe with the initiative to educate students between ages 6 and 16 in the learning of Quranic recitation (tajwid) and Islamic Studies. A completely new set up of learning the Holy Quran was introduced. New teachers were employed, provided training, set up small class sizes, introduced fees and launched basic Islamic teaching for children.
This new system was based on a model employed at the Birmingham Quran Academy, to whom we are extremely grateful for their assistance. Initially, these changes were only implemented at Jubilee Road Mosque, but in 2014 it was rolled out across the other mosques. The WQA currently has 400 students and 26 members of staff.
All children attending are provided with a free WQA bag as well as any necessary books or learning materials required.
Class sizes are to 8-12 students per class to ensure teachers can give each student more of their time.
Asides from the function of providing classes for students, the Academy also plays an integral role in the wider community. This is done through organising school visits, monthly events, assemblies and also inviting speakers to deliver lectures. All events are open to the wider public and have proved to be huge successes with positive feedback being gained.
The Academy employs 27 members of staff who are qualified in the teaching of the Quran and Islamic Studies. There are also volunteers that help with Islamic Studies and with the organisation of events.
The fee is £25 per month for 1 child, £15 for 2 child and £10 thereafter for any other siblings. All parents are requested to set up a Direct Debit to pay the fees. However, the Academy takes into account individual circumstances; after this assessment is made WQA can help by reducing or waiving the fee where appropriate.
There are two weekday and one weekend session. Students are required to attend only one session from the followings:
Monday to Thursday – 4:45pm to 6:45pm
Monday to Thursday - 4:45pm to 6:45pm
Monday to Thursday - 4:30pm to 6:30pm