Thursday, August 11, 2016

Charedi school stays open despite calls for closure 

A Charedi school in Stamford Hill remains open, six months after the Department for Education called for it to be shut down.

Unregistered independent school Talmud Torah Tashbar was criticised in February for failing to meet "minimum standards required" and promoting "cultural and ethnic insularity" owing to a curriculum "almost exclusively rooted in the study of the Torah".

In March, Hackney Council said it understood the pupils were now being home-schooled and the building was only being run as community centre. A spokesperson for Talmud Torah Tashbar said: "The school will be closing down because people keep giving us trouble."

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