An extremist has a guiding role at a Muslim school where teenage girls have to cover all but their eyes, the Mail has discovered.

Hadhrat Shaykh Maulana Adam Sahib – who appears to condone 'striking' students – is the founder and 'honorary patron' of the full-time girls' school.

Pupils at the private Islamic school, which caters for over-16s, are taught to cover themselves fully in public.

Their strict uniform is the niqab – a long black gown that covers their entire body except for slits for their eyes.

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