Concerned members of the community in Derby have spoken out against those running the Al-Madinah free school.
There were calls at a public meeting yesterday for the entire management to step down and be replaced.
Javed Iqbal, who was at the meeting, told ITV News Central he felt the school "could not even get the basics right."
Community leaders have called for a complete overhaul of management at the Al-Madinah free school in Derby.
A public meeting was held last night for parents to voice their concerns about the school following a series of critical reports, including one from Ofsted labelling it "dysfunctional".
Zafer Iqbal, from the Derby Community Education Forum, told ITV News Central that replacing the entire management team and re-branding the school might be the only solution.
Parents of pupils at the much-criticised Al-Madinah free school in Derby will hold a public meeting tonight to discuss their concerns.
Trustees, governors and parents will meet at the Indian Community Centre at 6pm.
It comes after the chair of governors stood down amid a storm of criticism of teaching practices, including an Ofsted report labelling the school "dysfunctional".
Only a fifth (21%) felt that free schools should not have to follow the national curriculum, the survey for Channel 4 News found.
The programme revealed the poll results as it emerged that another free school, in Bradford, is in trouble.
While 81% of people agreed that it should be compulsory for free schools to employ qualified teachers, three quarters (75%) agreed that qualifications do not necessarily guarantee a good standard of teaching.
Representatives from the Muslim and Pakistani communities in Derby have called for all trustees of the Al-Madinah free school to stand down.
Speaking today, they said the position of trustees has become "untenable".
It follows the sudden resignation of the chairman of governors Shazia Parveen this morning.
In a statement read out by another person, she said her departure was "in the best interests" of pupils.
The chairman of governors at Derby free school Al-Madinah has said she stepped down "in the best interest of the children".
Shehban Rehmat read out a statement on behalf of former chair Shazia Parveen, which claimed governors had "tried their best" in the running of the school
Over last few years I have sacrificed my own time, money and health for this noble cause. To help educate the children of our communities.
The future of our children starts now.
We, the governing body, have tried our best.
We acknowledge the weaknesses in our school and have taken the Department for Education's recommendations very seriously.
– Shehban Rehmat on behalf of the chairman of governors Shazia Parveen
We are highly committed to delivering quality education in our school, a trust that we have taken from the community.
Therefore, I plan to step down from my position as chair of the governing body as soon as the transition is over and this is clearly in the best interest of our children.
The chairman of governors at the Al-Madinah free school in Derby has stood down, it was announced today.
It comes amid a storm of criticism of teaching practices at the school, which has acknowledged failures highlighted in a recent Ofsted report.
An announcement is expected at a controversial free school in Derby this morning.
The Al-Madinah School will make the announcement at 10am.
It comes after Ofsted inspectors labelled the school "dysfunctional" and recommended it be put in special measures.
Derby City Council also revealed dozens of parents had enquired about removing their child from the school - many before the Ofsted report had even been released.
Staff at the controversial Al Madinah free school in Derby will meet parents tonight, after an Ofsted report branded it 'dysfunctional' and 'in chaos'. It has until November 1 to make changes.
Dozens of parents are considering taking their children out of a free school in Derby, the city council said today.
After Ofsted labelled it "dysfunctional", Derby City Council revealed a total of 33 formal applications have been lodged asking for children to be moved out of the Al-Madinah free school.
The council has also dealt with 67 further inquiries made by parents considering the option.
An Ofsted inspection labelled the school 'inadequate' - the lowest mark on the scale - in all four areas of assessment.