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Controversial guidance allowing Muslim schools to segregate boys and girls and restrict subjects such as music has been scrapped by Ofsted, it emerged today.

Guidelines for the inspection of faith schools has been withdrawn pending an official review following claims that it effectively gave schools permission to discriminate between the sexes.

The move follows an Ofsted investigation into 21 schools in Birmingham over allegations they had been infiltrated by hardline Muslims seeking to promote strict Islamic practices.


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