The government-run school in central Islamabad, which has pupils between the ages of 4 and 18, was established in 1978.
It currently benefits from the Teach for Pakistan programme, a fast-track teacher training programme modelled on the UK’s Teach First scheme, which is focused on improving the quality of teaching in schools which serve families from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Mohammed Sohailkhan, area education officer, explained that the quality of education, particularly for girls, varied across the country.
“In recent years there has been gradual progress in understanding how important education is for girls and young women. There is a realisation of what it can mean in terms of jobs and prospects,” he said.