Sikh Girl in Catholic School Row

August 20, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

The parents of a Teesside Sikh girl say they will convert her to Catholicism in order to get her into the best school in the area.

Maya Kaur, four, has attended a nursery at St Paul's RC School at Wolviston, near Billingham, for two years.

But her parents have been told there is no place for her at the school when she starts primary education next month.

Now her father, Bal Singh, says he is prepared to change her religion, if it helps his daughter stay at St Paul's.