Public meeting over Al-Madinah

Concerned parents have attended a public meeting to discuss problems at the Al-Madinah free school in Derby. It comes after the top governor stood down amid a storm of criticism, including an Ofsted report calling the school 'dysfunctional'.

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Muslim free school 'failed to keep pupils safe'

Al-Madinah School closed last Wednesday and re-opened yesterday Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A Derby Muslim free school has been told it must take "swift action" to address concerns over the way it is run or it could be closed.

Al-Madinah Free School has failed to keep pupils safe, provide a good education and has discriminated against female staff, according to a letter sent to the school by Lord Nash.

The Schools Minister said that the school had "manifestly breached" its conditions, and can expect to be closed down if it does not make immediate changes.

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