Inquiry launched into running of faith schools in Luton

Luton Today is reporting that an inquiry has been opened into the running of a charity which operates two Islamic faith schools in Luton.

At the end of March the Charities Commission wrote to Rabia Educational Trust, asking trustees to provide evidence of their compliance with an action plan that was laid down last September.

The trust, which runs both Rabia Girls’ and Boys’ Schools in Bury Park, failed to respond on time and when it got around to contacting the commission it “did not address all the actions required as set out in the action plan”.

As such the Charities Commission has now opened a statutory inquiry into Rabia Educational Trust.

It will investigate the administration, governance and management of the charity by trustees, the financial controls and management of the charity and the conduct of trustees.

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  1. In 2014, Rabia Girls’ and Boys’ schools were judged Inadequate on all four counts.  In April 2016, the schools had a full inspection.  It was judged Inadequate overall, but ‘Quality of Learning…’ and ‘Outcomes’ were Requires Improvement.  ‘Personal Development…’ was Good.
    Inspectors said pupils ‘have developed a good understanding of the values that characterise life in
    multi-cultural, modern, democratic Britain’ but this was undermined by actions (ie having a screen between male and female staff during joint discussions).
    Rabia Educational Trust has issued a statement:

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