Muslim students at a south London school

17th October 2003 at 01:00
* The proportion of Muslim students at a south London school getting five good GCSEs has quadrupled since it made them feel valued - bucking the national trend of underachievement by Muslim youth. Ernest Bevin college in Tooting, which focuses on sport, gives Muslim boys access to a prayer room at lunch time, halal food and visits to the local mosque every Friday.

Sixth-formers can wear traditional dress.

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