Call for More Multi-Faith Schools

October 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

A government advisor is calling for multi-faith academies to be built in the East Midlands to avoid the creation of religious and racial ghettos.

Sir Cyril Taylor, chairman of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, said non-sectarian academies should be built at "the heart of community life".

The schools would be open seven days a week throughout the year and offer courses for adults in the evenings.

Sir Cyril said his idea is designed to integrate all groups, not just Muslims.

The East Midlands first state-funded Muslim school opened in Leicester a few weeks ago and is already over-subscribed.