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Leicester’s Sikh free school, Falcons Primary, looks set to reopen

UK: Leicester’s first free Sikh school could be a step closer to opening. Falcons Primary, in Gipsy Lane, was due to open on September 3, but had its funding from the Department for Education (DfE) pulled at the last minute because of a “breakdown in relationship”. The move prompted angry calls from parents due to send their children there for ...

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Funding Pulled From Sikh Free School, Leicester UK

Leicester, UK: A Sikh free school due to open in two days has had its funding withdrawn by the government, leaving parents upset at the last-minute decision. The 70 pupils will be sent to other schools while the matter is resolved. Falcons Primary School was due to open in Leicester but was told by the Department for Education on Friday its ...

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No home for Afghanistan Sikhs

Afghanistan: Outsiders may have trouble distinguishing between the turbans worn by Afghan Sikhs, with their tighter folds, varied colours and tucked-in edges, and those worn by Afghan Muslims, usually black or white with the end hanging down the wearer’s back. The subtle differences, however, and what they represent, have fuelled widespread discrimination against Afghan Sikhs, members of the community say, prompting ...

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Sikh free school over-subscribed before it’s opened

London, UK: A SIKH free school due to open in September has received nearly two applications for every place. The Nishkam School West London is set to open in its temporary home in a former office block opposite the Rising Sun pub in London Road, Isleworth, subject to final government approval. It will accept just 100 pupils in its first ...

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Sikh group plans Coventry’s first free school

U.K, A GROUP which says it has a ‘vision’ to improve education in Coventry is putting together plans to launch the city’s first free school. It would be also be the first school in Coventry to be run in line with Sikh values. The team, working under the name Sevak Education Trust, is made up of parents, teachers and businessmen. ...

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