Faith Schools Undercover: No Clapping in Class

14th July 2015| Channel 4 Dispatches

As the government is about to publish its report on the ‘Trojan Horse’ affair in Birmingham, Channel 4 Dispatches goes undercover to question the role of faith communities in our schools.

Last month in Birmingham five state funded schools were placed in to special measures after claims they’d been taken over by radical Islamists. Channel 4 Dispatches reveals that even before the so-called anonymous ‘Trojan Horse’ letter came to light the Prime Minister’s office had been warned of what was going on.

Another Birmingham school placed in to special measures is Park View. The school denies all the allegations, including that it was taken over by hardline Muslims, or that it breached the rules. However, current and former Muslim and non-Muslim members of staff disagree.