Press statement in response to the Al-Hijrah School Court of Appeal ruling

Posted on: 16 Oct 2017
Posted by: Barnaby Lenon

Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, responds to the Al-Hijrah School Court of Appeal ruling.

HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills -v- The Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School

“It is our understanding that the Court of Appeal’s judgment is concerned with schools which have complete segregation of male and female pupils.

“Diamond schools within membership of ISC generally have mixed break times, lunch times, assemblies, school events etc. We would not therefore consider they would be affected by this judgment; however we await guidance from the Department for Education on any implications for the school sector.”