The leadership team at a controversial free school are considering their options after the Department for Education (DfE) removed its backing for the proposed school.

The Northern Lights Free School was due to be set up at a site on Francis Street, Halifax, but the plans were referred to DfE by Halifax MP Linda Riordan.

She had called for an investigation into the proposed Northern Lights Primary School after accusations of links with extremism following a letter from the nearby Sunniyy Centre that upset parents.

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