The trustees of a troubled Derby free school have written an end-of-term letter to parents urging them to support the school and help it "move forward".

They also apologised in the letter to parents and children of Al-Madinah School "as we have been unable to see the dream, vision and hope become a reality".

The trustees – who it is believed now consist of Shazia Parveen and Shahban Rehmat, after the third, Zaid Amjad, resigned – are due to step down at the end of January after the Government threatened to close the school.

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