by Graeme Paton for the Telegraph
Private Muslim schools have been given the power to police themselves, despite widespread fears over religious segregation,
In a controversial move, they have won the right to appoint their own Ofsted-style inspectors. A new independent watchdog has been set up to be more "sensitive'' toward Islamic education.The decision comes despite concerns some private Muslim schools are already failing to prepare pupils for life in modern Britain.
Barry Sheerman, the chairman of the Commons schools select committee, told MPs last month local councils were finding it "difficult to know what is going on in some faith schools - particularly Muslim schools".