Free school closure a 'concern'

Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg has said that the temporary closure of a Muslim free school in Derby raises questions about the Government's overnight of the pioneering new schools.

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Labour: 'Urgent clarification' needed on school closure

Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg has written a letter to Education Secretary Michael Gove demanding urgent clarification over the temporary closure of a Muslim free school in derby.

This is, of course, not the first time that there have been questions surrounding your department's oversight of a free school.

While I understand that there is an ongoing investigation, the reports concerning this school are of extreme concern to parents and the wider community.

Given the confusion as to why the school has closed, and that pupils may be returning to the school on Monday, I would ask that these matters be clarified urgently in order to reassure the public.

– Stephen Twigg, Shadow Education Secretary

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