Things aren’t going to well for the new Islamic schools, publicly funded as so called ‘free schools’. First was the scandal in Derby recently which was that bad ofsted inspectors closed it on the spot. Now the Muslim headteacher and founder of Kings Science Academy in Bradford has been arrested for fraud after a large chunk of the public’s cash given to the school disappeared.
For anybody unsure because of the school’s un-Islamic name that it is actually a Muslim school. This added promotional video will erase any doubts. @11.00 mins
UPDATE: Head teacher arrested in fraud investigation at Kings Science Academy
3:10pm Thursday 9th January 2014 in NewsBy Steve Wright, Crime Reporter
Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sajid Hussain Raza
A man arrested on suspicion of fraud earlier today is believed to be the principal of Kings Science Academy in Lidget Green.
Police announced the arrest of a 41 year old man this morning in connection with an investigation into matters at a flagship Bradford free school.
Although they have yet to confirm his name, the man is understood to be the free school’s principal Sajid Hussain Raza.
West Yorkshire Police were called in to investigate the academy after auditors from the Department for Education found major failings in the school’s finances.
Three people were interviewed under caution last November about allegations of suspected fraud by false representation at the school.
Today, Detective Superintendent Lisa Griffin, head of crime for the Bradford District, said: “As part of West Yorkshire Police’s ongoing investigation into matters at Kings Science Academy, Bradford, a 41-year-old man has today been arrested at premises in Bradford and is currently being questioned in relation to suspected fraud offences.”
At about 3pm today, a police spokesman added: “Further to this morning’s update, a 41-year-old man has been released on bail pending further enquiries.”