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Ofsted: Thousands UK pupils face threat of extremism at illegal schools

Ofsted identified 241 suspected illegal schools.

By: Sarwar Alam

As many as 6,000 pupils may be faced with the threat of extremism at illegally operating schools in the United Kingdom, according to the latest figures released by British schools watchdog today. In the past 15 months, Ofsted inspectors have identified 241 suspected illegal schools in England, The Sunday Times reported. Around 99 of these schools have been inspected, 33 of which were confirmed to have been operating illegally. Of those, 25 have either been closed or have been registered as legal schools. These include Islamic, Jewish and Christian faith schools as well as secular centres set up to teach…

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