I arrived to school this morning (after year 7 'settling-in' parents' evening) to find an e-mail from the head of year 7 saying that one father wanted to withdraw his son from music lessons 'due to religious beliefs'. Has anyone had any experience of this before? I'm in my fifth year in an inner london comp, and have taught many Muslim pupils before, and have never come across this before. Advice from the head (which apparently he gleaned from an Imam) was that 'school music' was fine, and 'sexy music' wasn't. Does anyone know what this 'sexy music' is? (I wasn't planning on teaching Je Taime or The Stripper or anything, but we do study popular music) The head is supporting the department in this and doesn't want to set a precedent for letting pupils opt out of the National Curriculum. Any thoughts?