Islamic plot claims 'innuendo and rumour'

The governing body of three schools being investigated over an alleged Islamic takeover plot has denied any wrongdoing and said some claims made against its staff "are so incredible as to not warrant further reply".

In a statement, the trust said the "heightened climate" around the allegations was giving licence "to a small number of people to air their opinions about Park View Academy and cite them, unchallenged, as 'proof' of the 'plot'"

As we have previously stated, there are now three enquiries into the alleged Trojan Horse plot, plus a Cabinet Office enquiry into why confidential Ofsted and Department for Education reports were leaked.

Rather than continue to try and address this drip feed of allegation, innuendo and rumour which, in some instances, we know is being actively sought out by the media the Trust is now going to let those enquiries get on with their job.

If any of the enquiries raise issues with the Trust we will of course answer them fully.

– Park View Educational Trust

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'Islamic takeover plot' at six Birmingham schools

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