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Will end of segregation in schools raise the risk of radicalisation.

Will end of segregation in schools raise the risk of radicalisation.

The end of segregation in schools could raise the risk of radicalisation, the council leader parachuted into Birmingham in the wake of the Trojan Horse scandal has warned.

Colin Diamond, corporate director for children and young people in Birmingham city council, said that an increasing number of parents in the city are home schooling their children and this is set to rise even more following the landmark ruling on segregation. 

Home-educated children are far more likely to be exposed to extremist ideologies than those who are educated in mainstream settings, he added.

Last month, Court of Appeal judges ruled that an Islamic school’s policy of teaching boys separately from girls on religious grounds amounts to unlawful discrimination.

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