Muslim faith school ‘bans inspectors from speaking to pupils & staff during investigation’

A MUSLIM faith school was not inspected properly by Ofsted because officials were “prohibited” from speaking to pupils or staff, the regulator has admitted.

The child safety inspection fell on the same day as the Islamic festival of Eid and inspectors were allegedly told they could only speak to senior managers.

The private Zakaria Muslim Girls’ High School, in Batley, is run by the secretive Deobandi sect, which often shuns contact with non-Muslims.

It is believed the sect controls around half of all Britain’s private Islamic schools.

h/t ZD