Posted: Mon, 13 Jul 2015
The Government has approved plans for a new Sikh ethos free school in Derby, despite the fact that the City Council has repeatedly stated that there is no need for new primary places.
Posted: Wed, 03 Jun 2015
The National Secular Society has warned that proposals to force struggling local authority schools in England to become academies could increase the proportion of faith based schools.
Posted: Mon, 14 Apr 2014
The National Secular Society has welcomed reports that Ofsted inspectors are to be sent to schools amid concerns that children are being radicalised and exposed to extremist ideologies.
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2013
The Muslim free school at the centre of controversy over the past few weeks has been closed after school inspection body Ofsted raised "health and safety" concerns.
Posted: Mon, 23 Sep 2013
More revelations have been revealed by The Sunday Times about the Al-Madinah school in Derby — Britain's first Muslim free school.
Posted: Fri, 20 Sep 2013
The Derby Telegraph is reporting that a Muslim free school that was set up as being "based on Muslim principles, but not as a Muslim school" is now demanding that women teachers sign new contracts obliging them to wear hijabs — whether they are Muslim or not.