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‘Unregistered’ private school issued two warnings by Ofsted

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A school has to register with the Department for Education if it is providing education to five or more children of compulsory school age full-time (Picture: E+)
A school has to register with the Department for Education whether it is offering schooling to 5 or extra youngsters of obligatory school age full-time (Picture: E+)

A private school had ‘inaccurate’ attendance data and had been issued with two warnings about being unregistered by Ofsted inspectors, a courtroom has heard.

Ofsted inspectors arrived unannounced at Ambassadors High School in Streatham, south-west London in June and July 2018, to find that some pupils had been ‘timetabled to attend lessons on days in which they were not expected to be in school’.

Arshad Ali, Nadia Ali and Ambassadors High School are accused of working an unregistered school opposite to the Education and Skills Act 2008.

Head instructor Nadia Ali was issued with warning notices on each events.

Giving proof on Wednesday, Ofsted inspector John Lambern stated these have been issued as a result of the school may need been offering full-time schooling to greater than 5 youngsters of obligatory school age.

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The courtroom heard {that a} school has to register with the Department for Education whether it is offering schooling to 5 or extra youngsters of obligatory school age full-time.

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The school’s attendance document was described as ‘innacurate’ (Picture: iStockphoto)

Mr Lambern instructed the courtroom that in the course of the second inspection, there had been pupils there who weren’t listed on school register paperwork as on account of be attending that afternoon.

He stated that one pupil, who was six on the time, was on the school’s register to attend Monday to Wednesday, however work in his train ebook advised he was there all week.

He added: ‘Work seen within the train books suggests he attended from Monday to Friday to check these topics.

‘That is according to the school’s timetable of when these topics have been taught.’

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When requested how correct and dependable the school’s attendance document was he stated: ‘It is inaccurate.’

Arshad Ali, 73, and Nadia Ali, 38, each of Rosemead Avenue, in Mitcham, and Ambassadors High School all deny the cost.

Arshad Ali is a director of the school.

The trial continues.

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