The question on everyone's lips seems to be about whether the Government will close the Al-Madinah free school or allow it to remain open.

Given what is known about the school so far, it is hard to see how it can stay open without considerable changes in both standards and personnel.

With a damning report from Ofsted – the Office for Standards in Education – already logged and with two further reports into the school's financial situation due to be published soon, the action plan needs to be fairly watertight.

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