Islamic school makes pupils ask for lavatory paper
Pupils at an independent Islamic school for girls avoid using the lavatories because they have to ask for toilet paper at the office, an Ofsted report has said.
Park Avenue Girls’ High School in Stoke-on-Trent, which charges £1,500 a year, was rated “inadequate” in October. Inspectors said that it was “not the school’s common practice” to provide lavatory paper or soap, adding: “Pupils told inspectors that they sometimes avoided using toilets for the whole school day because of this.”
The school, which has about 35 pupils, also failed to provide suitable drinking water and had not replaced showers removed after a previous inspection, Ofsted said. It also identified dangers including broken windows and trip hazards, saying: “Pupils are not safe in this school.”