Al-Risalah Education Trust (A-RET) is an Islamic organisation guided by the teachings of Qur’aan and Sunnah as understood and practiced by the Ahlus-Sunah Wal Jamaa’ah. The Trust is the founding body and the religious authority for all Trust schools. A-RET is a community-based organisation committed to the advancement of education of ALL children irrespective of race, religion, creed or cultural heritage, and employs staff from all backgrounds.

The Trust was founded in the 1990’s to fulfil the vision of the community to educate children with a particular focus on their spiritual, moral, social, cultural and religious needs. Hence, the Board of Trustees together with the support of the community established the Balham Preparatory School within the Balham Mosque premises.