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Executive report on Curro school reveals deep investigation

The investigation followed a series of EWN reports and confirmed that pupils were racially segregated.

FILE: Curro Private School in Roodeplaat. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The report into racial segregation at a Curro Foundation School in Roodeplaat reveals that investigators explored a lot more than just the composition of classrooms.

The extent of the investigation is captured in an executive summary of the report which was commissioned by the Gauteng Education Department and carried out by a firm of attorneys.

The investigation followed a series of Eyewitness News reports and confirmed that pupils were divided into classrooms based on the colour of their skins.

Some of the issues raised by parents and investigated by the department's team include a meeting that excluded black parents, an overwhelming number of white teachers and a controversial school play that allegedly saw children paired up according to race.

Others ranged from the use of Afrikaans in parents meetings and assemblies to soccer being offered as a sport.

Some of the allegations were upheld, others dismissed and issues like the school concert were left unresolved.

The school has welcomed the report maintaining that it believes in a colour blind education system.

To view the full executive report, click here.