Islamic school's gender segregation is unlawful, court of appeal rules

Judges overturn earlier ruling that segregation at al-Hijrah school in Birmingham is not sex discrimination

An Islamic faith school’s policy of segregating boys from girls is unlawful sex discrimination, court of appeal judges have ruled.

Three court of appeal judges in London overturned last year’s finding by a high court judge that Ofsted inspectors were wrong to penalise the mixed-sex al-Hijrah school in Birmingham on the basis of an “erroneous” view that segregation amounted to unlawful discrimination.

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