Five years ago Carlton Bolling College was rated “inadequate” and placed in special measures by inspectors after it was caught up in the scandal in which hardline Muslims tried to take over non-faith schools. Last night it was named secondary school of the year.
In 2014 Ofsted said that the school in Bradford was not protecting pupils from the possible risks of extremism and did not take sufficient account of other faiths. The chairman of governors said at the time that the report was “full of inaccuracies”.
The so-called Trojan Horse affair came to light in a letter leaked at the end of 2013, purporting to set out a strategy for Muslim hardliners to take over non-faith state schools and make them more devout. Read more.