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A controversial free school allegedly linked to hardline Islamic views may challenge the Government's decision to block its plans to open in September.

A statement from Northern Lights Educational Trust said "all possible options" were being considered after the Department for Education (DfE) withdrew approval for a primary free school in the Park ward area of Halifax.

The DfE launched an investigation after Calderdale Council and Halifax MP Linda Riordan raised fears about community cohesion. Schools Minister Lord Nash told Ms Riordan concerns around "inclusiveness" formed one of the reasons behind the decision.


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