Concerned parents attended a meeting at Al-Madinah School on Monday night to discover what the future holds for their children now that its secondary section is to close.

It was their first opportunity to quiz the new board of trustees brought in last week after the Government decided that the free school's progress was inadequate and needed stronger governance.

This followed a damning inspection and report last October which labelled the school "dysfunctional" and "in chaos" and the resignation of the previous board.

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