'We were all worried' School headteacher shares RELIEF after ‘prayer ban’ ruling

'We were all worried' School headteacher shares RELIEF after ‘prayer ban’ ruling
Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 17/04/2024

- 13:41

A Muslim student at a London school has lost a High Court challenge against its ban on prayer rituals

A British headteacher has spoken out after a student at a London school lost a High Court case against its "prayer ban."

Michaela School in Wembley was taken to court by the girl over the policy, which she argued was discriminatory. Speaking to GB News, Executive Headteacher at St Thomas the Apostle Serge Cefai said: "We were very nervous that it might have gone the other way.

"We were nervous about what the implications of that might be for headteachers all around the country.

"I need to start by saying well done to the headteacher and the governing body for actually standing up for once because this took courage.

"I'm glad to say that GB News brings up now and again the story of that teacher who had gone missing for three years in hiding because he was trying to educate, no one else likes to talk about it.

He added: "For goodness sake. We have school choice in this country. You can apply for whatever school you like. You don't join a school and then try to change the rules.

"If she doesn't like it. Take the child out. I can't tell you how many times I've talked to parents about not only this sort of thing."


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