Following a successful application to the Department of Education, the Fagin Free School, will open in the London Borough of Walthamstow next September.
The school will be run by parents and guardians who have experienced tough benefit cuts, criminal convictions or generational education deprivation. They will be joined by two hard pressed charities, Barnardos and The Cat (burglars) Protection League.
Head teacher and former nonce, Alan Kincade, said ‘We will be offering children a broad based and balanced curriculum to reflect current times and the special needs of our community. Modules will include ‘Living without Benefits’ where pick-pocketing techniques and regular excursions into the West End will give boys and girls appropriate work experience. ‘Getting into Business’ will allow pupils to work towards Level 1 qualifications, with setting up prostitution networks and pimping-for-profit being key elements of the course.’