25 May 2016

Independent Muslim school criticised by Ofsted now being investigated by Charity Commission

A school that was criticised by Ofsted for segregating staff by their gender is to be investigated further by the Charity Commission.

The commission, which is an independent regulator of charities, has opened a 'statutory inquiry' into the Rabia Girls' and Boys' School in Luton.

The school recently attracted headlines after it was criticised in a letter from chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, in which he claimed the school's leaders were 'undermining British values'.

Issues of gender segregation at the independent Muslim school had already led to investigations by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and now the Charity Commission is following suit.

The inquiry is set to examine the administration, governance and management of the charity by the trustees, as well as the financial controls and management of the independent school. [Luton On Sunday] Read more