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Al-Hijrah Islamic segregation school appeal bid refused

From BBC - November 7, 2017

A bid to appeal a ruling of unlawful sex discrimination at an Islamic faith school has been rejected.

Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham was found guilty of sex discrimination in October for segregating children in all activities from the age of nine.

An application by the Association of Muslim Schools (AMS) to appeal the Court of Appeal's ruling to the Supreme Court was refused on Tuesday.

The school does not support the AMS's desire to overturn the ruling.

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The association's request to appeal was rejected by judges at the Court of Appeal who said the school accepted the October ruling and was working with Birmingham City Council, which maintains the school, to implement the decision on segregation.

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