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.
A controversial Muslim free school in Derby has been branded 'dysfunctional' and 'in chaos' by Ofsted inspectors.
The Schools Minister has declared he is 'even more convinced' of the need for 'urgent action' to be taken at the Al Madinah free school.