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A 40-mile round trip to see an academy run by Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust has given the Parents and Friends of Al-Madinah fresh hope for the future of their ailing school.

Barry Day, the trust's chief executive, invited the group to visit his flagship academy in Nottingham.

The invitation came after he met informally with a small group of parents and teachers last week to discuss how the school could be turned around.


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