Last week The Observer revealed faith-based independent school Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation was being monitored by the Department for Education (DfE) for failing to promote fundamental British values. This week school leaders have hit back at inspectors, telling The Observer they are a victim of a national backlash from the Trojan Horse scandal in Birmingham.

The walls of the Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation school, based in Lion House, Petersfield Avenue, Slough, are covered with children's work - from a trip to Windsor Castle to their visit to St Paul's Church to learn more about Christianity.

In May last year the school was judged, by education watchdog Ofsted, as 'good' with 'outstanding' features. The inspector even floated the idea of the school working with other secondaries in the area to spread its good work.

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