…when they start acting like it:
A school at the heart of the Trojan Horse scandal has proven to be one of most sought after secondaries in the Midlands, the Birmingham Mail can exclusively reveal.
Park View School the Academy in Alum Rock was flooded with 884 applications – despite only being able to offer 120 places to pupils this academic year.
The over-subscribed school was so popular with parents wanting their child to start Year 7 at the controversial academy this September that it was flooded with more than SEVEN applications for each of its places.
Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking…
Parents would have applied for their child’s place in October last year – around six months before Ofsted began investigating an alleged plot by hard-line Islamists to take control of Birmingham schools.
But that doesn’t get them off the hook at all:
The school was one of five in Birmingham to be placed in special measures by Ofsted in May as part of the scandal – and last month the education watchdog revealed its latest inspection had found Park View had not improved, with “little been done” to tackle issues such as segregation between the sexes.
That’s not an oversight. It’s not something the parents are unaware of. That’s what they want. That’s why they are sending their children there.
And those who run it know that full well:
Adrian Packer, executive principal of the school, said parents choose Park View because it is “connected and enriched” by its community.
“We take pride in being a neighbourhood school,” he added. “We enjoy positive relationships with families – many of the parents of our students were students themselves.
“They trust Park View and subscribe to our values.
“The culturally rich values of our neighbourhood inspire our pursuit to promote tolerance and diversity.
“We are as collectively proud of where we have come from as we are open-minded about where we are going.”
I think I’ll leave the last word to a great man (before the police succeed in getting all his works banned under the latest politically-correct laws dreamed up by morons)…
Winston Churchill: “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it (Islam) has vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”