Bosses at the controversial Al-Madinah free school in Derby have said they believe the government's decision to close the secondary half of the school is a positive step.
Barry Day, chairman of the Al-Madinah Education Trust, told ITV News Central he knows it will come as a "real shock" to parents and staff - but said he believes it is the "only way forward" for the school to improve its performance.
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Baverstock Academy in Druid's Heath was plunged into uncertainty in June 2016 because of financial difficulties.