BBC is reporting that an Islamic school has been “unlawfully segregating” boys and girls for all activities except weekly assemblies.
Pupils at Redstone Academy in Balsall Heath, Birmingham are not safe, Ofsted inspectors said, and procedures are disorganised.
Of the privileges afforded to boys, such as more sport opportunities and first choice at work experience places, the report said: “Some of the girls told us that they do not like this. They said that this was not fair and feel disadvantaged.”
The school, which teaches children from 11 to 16, only permits pupils who are likely to gain a strong pass to complete their GCSEs in subjects including English literature, history and Arabic, which pupils said limits their options for college, inspectors added.
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