Gavin Irwin Averts Closure of School after Discovery of Weapons and £400,000 Cash
Gavin Irwin appeared on behalf of the Darul Uloom School (London) today before Senior District Judge Arbuthnot at the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
As a result of ‘safeguarding concerns’, the Secretary of State for Education had sought an emergency order to remove the school from the Register of Independent Schools under section 120 of the Education and Skills Act 2008.
It is a criminal offence to operate an educational establishment that is not on the Register – an order would have forced the closure of the school.
Together with John Hartley of Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors, Gavin averted the closure of the school through undertakings offered by the Board of Trustees.