A group of Salafi Muslim parents with "extreme" Islamic views claimed a Birmingham school was "brainwashing" their children by allowing them to take part in Christmas nativity plays, a tribunal heard.

One parent pulled their child out of a class teaching about the Hindu celebration Diwali, while others refused to allow their children to attend swimming lessons because "their legs and heads would be uncovered", Kadeer Arif, former chair of governors at Adderley Primary School, claimed.

And some parents attempted to lobby the Saltley school to ban it from putting up Christmas decorations and to remove music from the curriculum, said Mr Arif.

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