Illegal Muslim faith schools ignored due to ‘political correctness’

COUNCILS are ignoring illegal Muslim faith schools over political correctness fears, the education watchdog’s chief inspector has warned.

Sir Michael Wilshaw said some councils are “getting in the way” of Ofsted’s attempts to stop pupils studying at unregistered schools.

It is believed there are up to 160 illegal schools currently operating.

Sir Michael said: “Some of our lawyers are saying that our cases are very robust.