The Charity Commission has today [Friday 23 June] published a report of its investigation into the Rabia Educational Trust, which operates the Rabia Girls' and Boys' School in Luton.

It comes a year after Ofsted criticised the school for the segregation its male and female staff with screens used to keep them apart.

The Commission report criticises the trustees' management of the charity and highlights a series of failings, including:

  • Failure to submit annual accounts within deadlines
  • Slow response to engagement with the Commission prior to the inquiry opening
  • Inadequate internal financial controls and failure to account for cash
  • Non-compliance with the requirements of another regulator
  • Failure to comply with legal requirements around the disposal of property to connected parties

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