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The two biggest teaching unions have announced they will fight the setting up of a Muslim free school in Derby.

Union leaders fear pupils at the planned school may not be taught by qualified teachers and are also concerned that, although it is planned to open in September, it does not yet have a suitable building.

They also say they are worried the school will not follow a "broad curriculum" and that it would harm the city's state schools by attracting away Muslim pupils.


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