School Prayer Ban Challenged in High Court | ‘Community Policy Speaks’ Podcast Episode 14

In this episode of our podcast, “Community Policy Speaks”, we discuss Michaela Community School being taken to the High Court for imposing a prayer ban on its pupils. What rights do pupils have when it comes to practicing their religion, what impact can impinging on these rights have on children, and how does this case demonstrate the rising tide of Islamophobia in the UK?


  • John Holmwood: Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham and Co-director of the People’s Review of Prevent
  • Maaria Mahmood: CEO of Muslim Youth Helpline
  • Majid Iqbal: CEO of the Islamophobia Response Unit
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