The biggest primary school academy trust is setting up food banks in its schools to feed families.
Ex-students say they are "staggered" the academic has been readmitted to Trinity Hall.
Figures reveal an 807% increase in the number of known child victims of modern slavery.
Nadia Ali calls the pupils "happy learners" and denies the school, in south London, is breaking the law.
Knives, swords and machetes are among the weapons taken into school, police figures show.
Two-fifths of 11- to 16-year-olds have gambled in the past year, research suggests.
The "imam from Batley" took part in a Birmingham protest despite not being invited, a court is told.
A head teacher says the ban detracted from pupils' education - but other schools take a different view.
Young people are often trapped by a lack of knowledge about job options, a report says.
Home educating is often a last resort for parents whose children have had problems at school, Ofsted says.