A British Muslim student has lost a High Court case over permission to pray at school.

The student approached the court after not being allowed to pray at Michaela School in Brent, London.

Michaela School was founded by current head teacher Catherine Burbal Singh and about half of the school’s 700 students are Muslim.


The student had argued that the policy of not allowing prayer was discriminatory, but the school was of the view that allowing prayer would affect social cohesion among students, reported BBC.

He also questioned why the student was given legal aid of GBP 150,000 for the case when her mother wants to admit another girl in the same school.

Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch said the court decision is a victory against activists who want to bring down public institutions.

The head teacher has made it clear to the parents that if you don’t like the school, don’t bring the children here.