Teachers could be restricted from teaching traditional Christian values in independent schools because of new rules designed to combat Islamic extremism, it has been claimed.

The Christian Institute is preparing a legal challenge to proposed new regulations issued following the so-called Trojan Horse scandal involving hard-line Muslim groups attempting to take control of schools in Birmingham.

It argues that "completely ambiguous language" in the new guidelines could be used to clamp down on schools teaching anything deemed politically incorrect on issues such as marriage.

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