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Segregation in independent faith schools

Date Published: 
Wednesday, 27 April, 2016

I am writing to you not only in your capacity as Secretary of State for Education but also as Minister for Women and Equalities. As you know, I wrote to you on 24 November 2015 to raise serious concerns about the segregation of staff and governors in independent schools. I am writing again to report that Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) continue to find that staff are being segregated because of their gender in Muslim independent schools.