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Al-Madinah secondary free school set to close

Parents of children at the Al-Madinah secondary free school in Derby have demanded answers after it was announced the school would close, amid concerns over the quality of teaching and curriculum.

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School chief: Closure is best chance for Al-Madinah

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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