First Hindu State School to Open

September 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC news

The first Hindu state school in Britain is set to open next year in west London.

Hindu group the I-Foundation plans to open a new £10m primary school for pupils in Edgware next September.

The local authority's approval for the plans follows the government's pledging of support for more religious schools where there is parental demand.

About a third of schools in England are faith schools - including Jewish, Sikh, Muslim and Christian denominations.