Plans Unveiled for UK's First Multi-Faith Secondary School

February 19, 2007

Author: Ian Morgan


A proposal has been made to unite Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Hindu children in the country’s first multi-faith secondary school.

The plans, backed by leading figures, are aimed at transforming the image of faith-based education which has been criticised in the wake of race riots.

They hope that the 1000 pupils’ school planned for the London Borough of Westminster will be the first of a series of similar ventures around the country.

Now Sir Cyril Taylor is of the opinion that schools dominated by Muslim pupils should be closed down and replaced with multi-faith academies.

A London School of Islamics spokesman said: “I think Sir Cyril Taylor proposal is short-sighted and xenophobic. It is falsely called a blueprint for community cohesion and raising standards. The multi-faith schools are actually community schools. Every community school is potentially a school of many faiths and no faith, and the new academies are exactly the same.