A new parents' group set up to support Derby's failing Muslim free school is to petition the Government for time to turn the school around.

The Parents and Friends of Al Madinah School has been formed following a meeting of mums and dads last weekend in the wake of a damning report by Ofsted – the Office for Standards in Education.

It called the school, which has sites in Nelson Street and Friar Gate, "dysfunctional", "in chaos" and "inadequate", placing it in special measures.

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