Wednesday, 9th October 2013

by Joshua Gaskell

A Muslim free school accused of imposing strict Islamic practices, such as segregated classrooms, has closed [temporarily] following an inspection by Ofsted.

– BBC News website, 1st October 2013

It was discussed [at a staff meeting] about the students having to wash their genitals before prayer. It was suggested that the members of staff demonstrate to the students how to wash their genitals correctly.

– Former member of staff at Al-Madinah Muslim free school speaking on PM, 8th October 2013

Minister threatens Derby’s Al-Madinah Muslim free school with closure […] In a letter to the chair of the Al-Madinah Education Trust, Education Minister Lord Nash laid out 17 issues.

– BBC News website, 8th October 2013

Ofsted deemed teaching standards ‘unacceptable.’ But on the plus-side, inspectors judged the cleanliness of pupils’ genitals as ‘good to outstanding.’