1. ITV Report

Al-Madinah free school - Timeline of the crisis

Al-Madinah free school in Derby Photo: Rui Viera / PA Wire / Press Association

September 2012

Al Madinah free school opens in Friar Gate offering primary and secondary education with about 200 pupils

2 October 2013

Al Madinah closes on 'Health and Safety' grounds following reports that girls were forced to sit at the back of the class and that female staff were forced to wear the veil.

7 October 13

Al Madinah reopens after being closed on 'Health and Safety' grounds

8 October 2013

School admitted it had been forced to close because of concern over the lack of safeguarding CRB checks on staff.

17 October 2013

Guardian Newspaper website leaks a report by Ofsted saying that the school is 'dysfunctional' and should go into special measures

25 October 2013

Chairman of the Governors of Al-Al Madinah steps down - Shazia Parveen said it was in the best interests of the children.

31 October 2013

A group of parents come out in support of Al-Madinah school saying the positive elements of the school have not been highlighted.

22 November 2013

Trustees at the school resign after being critised by the schools Minister Lord Nash

12 December 2013

Scathing Ofsted report into progress at the school. Ofsted school inspector Wayne Norrie criticised leadership and the inadequate quality of teaching saying "this school remains in chaos".

7 February 2013

Shock announcement that the secondary half of the school is to close amid concerns over the quality of the teaching and the curriculum.


Al- Madinah School Trust meet with parents. The school is discussed in the House of Commons.