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An Islamic free school accused of forcing female teachers to wear the hijab has closed temporarily after an Ofsted inspection.

The Al-Madinah School in Derby, which only opened a year ago, turned away its 200 pupils aged from four to 16 today in response to concerns raised by the inspectors.

Stuart Wilson, the acting principal, said he had taken the decision to shut the school on "health and safety" grounds until he was confident that all children would be safe on the site.


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