A memo allegedly sent to teachers at Al-Hijrah School in Bordesley Green on the teaching of sex and relationships was leaked to The Sun.
According to The Sun, the document states: “Among the various types of pads, tampons may not be appropriate due to insertion.”
Last year, the school was found to be in breach of the Equality Act 2010 for segregating boys and girls from the age of nine for all teaching and social time.
A 2017 Ofsted inspection found that this led to inequality in the subjects on offer for boys and girls.
The authority also found books in the library which “included derogatory comments about, and the incitement of violence towards, women”.
The report added: “Pupils had easy access to these, and leaders told inspectors that they did not know the books were there.”
Books found by inspectors said men are allowed to beat their wives as long as they don’t leave a mark.
A book called Islamic Family Guidelines said husbands are in “the position of leadership over the family” and “women have thus been commanded to obey their husbands and fulfil their domestic duties”.
One book appeared to condone marital rape, saying: “The wife is not allowed to refuse sex to her husband.”
Another said a wife “cannot go out of her husband’s house without his permission and without a genuine excuse”.
The school was rated “inadequate” and the Government stepped in and ordered the school to be run by an independent academy trust.
Quilliam researcher Muna Adil told The Sun the latest teaching on tampons is “misogynistic, bigoted, and misinformed”.
She added: “Young girls already have a hard time dealing with their changing bodies at this age.
“To further ill-advise them on the imaginary connotations of using tampons is shameful and must be condemned.”
A spokeswoman for Ofsted told the newspaper: “Al-Hijrah was inspected by Ofsted in March 2017 and found to be inadequate. The school has subsequently received two monitoring visits. We will continue to monitor the school on a termly basis.”
Al-Hiraj headteacher Arshad Mohammed told The Sun: “The guidance regarding the use of tampons is part of our sex education policy and is information relating to personal hygiene for pupils.
“At no point has this had any connection to faith. However, this is being reviewed at the next governors meeting to decide whether this is the most practical and up-to-date information to be teaching our students.”
The school was also criticised last year after nine-year-old pupil Mohammed Ismaeel Ashraf died from a severe allergic reaction to something he ate while at the school.
City Coroner Louise Hunt said there were many failings on the part of the school.
The youngster died from an anaphylactic reaction to something he ate that day, but the inquest was told that a delay in school staff giving him a vital injection of adrenaline contributed to his death.”