‘A private Islamic secondary school in Birmingham is unlawfully segregating boys and girls and a teacher even told pupils that ‘university is not for females’, a stinging Ofsted report revealed today.
Inspectors who visited the fee-paying Redstone Educational Academy in November last year also found male students were given privileges and treated more favourably than their female counterparts when it came to sports, school trips and work experience.
The damning report with an ‘inadequate’ rating, which also highlighted several safety concerns, said the decision to teach boys and girls in separate classes came despite the school being told over a year ago that it is defying equality legislation.
But headteacher Saadat Rasool has disputed Ofsted’s findings and defended the segregation policy, which he said is in line with the Muslim faith of students’ parents.
It came after Birmingham was engulfed by the so-called Trojan Horse scandal in around 2014, where parents at several city schools claimed that Muslim parents and governors were trying to impose’
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