POLICE officers were called to a Bolton school over a dispute between staff.

Three police vans and a marked car were sent to the Al-Jamiatul Islamiyah boarding school based at Mount St Joseph’s Convent in Deane, yesterday morning.

Officers arrived at noon and spent about an hour at the the scene. No arrests were made.

It is understood police were responding to a dispute between members of staff and the school’s principal Suhail Manya.

The school declined to comment and the headteacher could not be reached.

The Bolton News received calls from several people, who all asked to remain anonymous, reporting the dispute.

The Islamic institute teaches around 250 pupils.

A representative from the school said that no one was available to comment on the dispute.

Mr Manya could not be reached for comment.

A spokesman for GMP confirmed they had been called out but said it was "not a police matter".

In 2018, Al-Jamiatul Islamiyah was given a “requires improvement” rating by Ofsted.

The independent faith boarding school failed to have the tag lifted following an recent inspection — but the watchdog did rate three areas of the school as good and inspectors found that the school had “improved over time”.