UK: Controversial Al Hijrah school should be bulldozed

“…A debt-riddled and dilapidating Birmingham school should be bulldozed and replaced with a new building, the city’s education commissioner has said.

The Birmingham Mail revealed in February how Al Hijrah School in Bordesley Green is £3 million in debt, while the building itself is crumbling.

The Islamic school was placed in special measures by Ofsted last year and its entire governing body was sacked after its financial troubles emerged…

The Commission said in a statement last month that the charity’s trustees have repeatedly failed to submit the charity’s accounts within the statutory time scales and address previously raised concerns over the charity’s internal financial controls.

Meanwhile, the council has launched its own inquiry into the Trust over allegations it used public money to help fund a £1 million state-of-the-art school in the city of Ziarat in Pakistan.


I wonder what our public money is funding… h/t ZD