Hindu School Plan Backed by City Council

June 2, 2005

Source: BBC News


On June 2, 2005 BBC News reported, "Plans to create one of the UK's first voluntary aided Hindu schools in London have been approved by Harrow Council.

The I-Foundation, a non-profit making organisation made up of Hindu community leaders, successfully bid to set up the primary school in north London.

The council claims 20% of its residents are Hindu, the highest percentage for any local authority in the country.

An application will be made for state funding for the school, which would also get private cash.

As well as private funds voluntary aided schools get Local Education Authority support, but governors are responsible for selection criteria and admissions."