School named and shamed by watchdog for failing to protect pupils from Islamic extremism

A school in London's East End is to be named and shamed by an education watchdog for failing to protect pupils from Islamic extremism.

Sir John Cass's Foundation and Red Coat School in Stepney is expected to be placed in 'special measures' by Ofsted.

The school is one of seven in Tower Hamlets which were the focus of an Ofsted investigation. Sir John Cass is the only local authority school, the other six are private.

Details of the Ofsted report, due to be published tomorrow, have been leaked.

The inspectors discovered a Facebook site set up by a sixth form Islamic society which contained links to radical Islamic preachers.

The school is also expected to come under fire for keeping boys and girls apart in 'segregated' playgrounds.