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The founders of Bolton Muslim Welfare Trust first came together in 1985 to help support the social and welfare development of the local community. As members of the local community they envisaged that in a multi-cultural society like Britain, it was vital to integrate with the mainstream society at the same time preserving their heritage, values and Islamic belief.

In 1987 the founders with support from the local community purchased an old unused mill and following renovation established Bolton Muslim Girls School, an independent Islamic girls school. The founders had a vision that their daughters realise their academic, spiritual, and moral excellence in a secure and conducive Islamic environment. It was from this humble beginning that the work of the organisation began and Bolton Muslim Welfare Trust became a registered charity on the 7th November 1991 (charity registration number 1005715).

The school status changed from an Independent Islamic School to a Voluntary Aided School in 2007. BMGS has grown over the years to become a large and very popular 11-16 school comprising of 600 learners. It serves the local community, and draws its learners from a diverse range of backgrounds. The school’s original vision still provides an inspiration for all and sits alongside our absolute commitment to providing the best for our learners in the 21st Century.

The Ofsted judgment over the last several years is further evidence that BMGS is one of the top schools in Bolton and now it is competing with other schools in Britain as one of the best in the country.

Our Vision

To empower young Muslims through education and Islamic religious training to prosper and make a real and meaningful contribution to the society in which they live in.

Our Mission

To assist in providing educational, health, social welfare and leisure services to improving the quality of life for vulnerable members of the community.


Our aim is to work with the community and our public and private sector partners to help bring about equality, diversity, opportunity, cohesion and integration by empowering members of our community through our mission to make a real and meaningful contribution to the society they live and work in.

Trustees and Office Bearers

Mr Ayyub Youssouf – Chair
Mr Gulam V Patel – Vice Chair
Mr Yakoob Musa Patel – Treasurer
Mr Yakub Bhutawala – Secretary
Mr Gulam Musa Patel – Trustee
Mr Dilaver Valli – Trustee
Mr Farooq M Patel – Trustee
Mr S Patel – Co-opted Trustee

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