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Council confirms concerns over school after FoI 'extremism' request

Tower Hamlets Council has confirmed to the BBC that it has concerns about one of its primary schools after being asked for evidence either of the Islamification of lessons or evidence that Islamic groups had tried to influence decision making at any of its schools.

The BBC submitted a Freedom of Information request to the authority and understands its concerns relate to Kobi Nazrul Primary School in Whitechapel.

The council confirmed that it had a document that came within the remit of the FoI request but would not give any further details.

The school is to be the subject of an emergency Ofsted inspection.

BBC London's Marc Ashdown spoke to former governor Suroth Miah and Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali about their concerns for a school where four out of 15 governors have recently resigned and its SAT results have dropped from 82% to 40%.

  • 30 Jun 2014