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Emergency powers to shut schools linked to extremism
New emergency powers will be introduced to close any school linked to extremism or child abuse in the wake of the Trojan Horse plot, it was announced today.
Lord Nash, the Schools Minister, said the government would be able to apply to a magistrate to shut a school "where there are serious safeguarding concerns".
Schools can appeal but will not be able to operate while a legal challenge is being made.
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