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Islamic primary criticised

Britain's first state-funded Islamic school, Islamia primary, in Kilburn, north London, has been criticised by the local government ombudsman for a second time over its admissions policies.

The ombudsman said the school, founded by Yusuf Islam, formerly the singer Cat Stevens, has failed to show it complied with a 2004 order to compensate and offer admissions appeals to three sets of parents.

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