A school at the centre of an alleged takeover plot by Islamist hardliners could now face strict government sanctions following a snap Ofsted inspection.

Park View Academy in Birmingham has been condemned in recent weeks for increasing 'Islamisation', hosting extremist preachers during assemblies and apparently encouraging girls to cover their hair.

Yesterday it emerged that the Education Funding Agency had launched a separate probe into the school over the misuse of public funds to pay £70,000 for playground loudspeakers to summon pupils to Islamic prayers.

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