An independent Muslim faith school in Dewsbury has announced it has been given an interview with Government officials over its plans to convert into a state-funded free school
Paradise Primary Free School Trust expect to be interviewed by the Department for Education later this month and find out if they have been successful later this year.
Free schools are a key education reform of the coalition Government which is encouraging groups to set up schools from scratch where they can prove they have parental demand.
The trust says it has had more than 200 parents signed up so far. The plan is for a Muslim faith ethos school which would be open to children of all faiths and backgrounds.