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TES REPORT ON GOVERNMENT REFUSAL OF BRENT MUSLIM SCHOOL

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The government gave grant maintained status to a Brent primary school, which was due to close, only two weeks befor...
The government gave grant maintained status to a Brent primary school, which was due to close, only two weeks before refusing state funding for the borough's Islamic primary school, reports the Times Educational Supplement reports (p1).

The paper says the decision has provoked accusations of 'muddle and confusion' from the local authority.

After a 10 year campaign Islamia school was refused its application to become the first state aided Muslim school in the country. The Governors were told there were too many surplus places in the borough.

The closure of Oakington Manor primary school would have reduced the 3,000 surplus primary school places in the borough by one-sixth, but the government gave this school - which needs major structural repairs that will cost £2m - grant maintained status, the TES reports.

New guidelines for GM schools are expected soon and the education junior minister, Robert Squire, has hinted that 'denominational need' will play a greater part in the consideration than previously, reports the paper.
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