This is a result of the government’s decision that schools with academy status do not now have to follow the national curriculum.
The same school has already courted controversy by refusing to allow female teachers to teach boys and vice versa.
It seems the school is also keen on ‘traditional’ gender stereotypes too (from the Madani Schools Federation’s own website):
I’m no expert on Islam – but can anyone point me to the part of Islamic teaching which says girls can’t do DIY and boys shouldn’t sew?
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