A head teacher who was found guilty of running an unregistered school has been handed a community order.

Nadia Ali, of Rosemead Avenue in Mitcham, was sentenced to 120 hours' unpaid work for her role as head of Ambassadors High School in Streatham.

She was also told to pay costs of £1,000 and an £85 victim surcharge.

Ali, 38, and her father Arshad Ali, both of Rosemead Avenue and the Ambassadors High School had all denied running an unregistered school contrary to the Education and Skills Act 2008.

But last week, Judge Emma Arbuthnot, sitting at Westminster Magistrates' Court said the school had five or more pupils studying full time, and found them and the company guilty.

The court heard that a school has to register with the Department for Education if it is providing education to five or more children of compulsory school age full time.

Arshad Ali, 73, was last week fined for his role as director of the unregistered school.

Judge Arbuthnot said she accepted Arshad Ali had a limited role as director of the Ambassadors High School company, and fined him and the company £100 each.